The Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) continues to offer youth Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). These services include:
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning
- Workplace readiness
- Counseling on post-secondary training options
These activities and the connection to DARS are important as students, ages 14-21 return to school. They enhance the student’s transition focused IEP and 504 Plan. The Pre-ETS providers will coordinate with schools, following the school division’s plan. They may also deliver these services in-person, remotely, and virtually. If invited, with prior consent of the parent or age of majority student, they will attend an IEP meeting.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Marianne Moore, Secondary Transition Specialist, via email at Marrianne.Moore@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2700. You may also contact Martin Kurylowski, Transition and Education Services Coordinator, via email at Martin.Kurylowski@dars.virginia.gov or by phone at (703) 227-3529.