the SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department has transition counselors that work with young adults to gain employment or the skills for competitive employment after completing school. When the young adult is successfully employed and no longer needs VR services, employment specialists through the DDSN can help them maintain their job, increase new skills, and advance in their career.
Employment means identity, personal enrichment, more choices, expanded social networks and support systems, and increased income.
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VR helps young adults with disabilities build self-esteem, develop teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, and prepare for employment success and life as adults. VR also provides pre-employment training for students with disabilities, including job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, and much more.