There are three components to LIFE’s transition services. We:
- Help people with significant disabilities transition from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences. This includes providing necessary support and services.
- Provide support to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community.
- Aid the transition of young people with significant disabilities who were eligible for individualized education programs under section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to post-secondary life.
“Significant disabilities” refers to anything that impacts one or more life functions,
such as mobility, comprehension and more.
Peer Supporters are people with disabilities who share similar experiences with others with disabilities. Trained peer supporters help bring about change by sharing experiences in a broad spectrum of situations. They do not, however, provide professional, medical, financial or legal advice.
Information and Referral
Our goal is to be the southeast region’s disability resource center. We offer a wide range of information on relevant issues for people with disabilities. Topics include Independent Living issues; disability rights; local, state and federal legislation; and services available from other organizations.
Independent Living Skills Training
Independent Living Skills Training involves teaching skills that people need become independent, and to live and function more fully in their community. We provide group and individualized training. Call us at 912-920-2414 for more information to to arrange training.
Past topics have included:
- Rights and advocacy
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- Fair Housing Act
- Budget planning
- Crime/fire prevention
- Assistive technology
- Personal assistant management
- Adjustment to disability