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Sep 20, 2022

As we continue our Back To School & Transition Series πŸ“š I am excited to welcome Dr. Meagan Orsag, Director of Rural Programs at the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University and Angela Griffin, Program Coordinator for iGROW. 

🌱 About iGROW : 

The "I Generate Rural Opportunities for Work" (iGROW) Project is a transition-focused model that includes pre-employment and leadership-training for up to 20 students with disabilities per cohort per year who are currently enrolled in middle school and high school (ages 14-22).

The purpose of the program is to provide a training environment to support students with disabilities to gain the necessary skills and experiences in work readiness in order to successfully transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment. 

The program focuses primarily on five core Pre-ETS (Pre-Employment Transition Services) areas, which include:

1. Counseling in post-secondary educational programs or college level courses

2. Job Exploration Counseling

3. Workplace Readiness training to develop social skills and independent living

4. Work based learning experiences

5. Instruction in self-advocacy

Meagan & Angela share all about the iGROW; Rural Transition Project for Youth with Disabilities. 

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