Transition services aim to prepare each student for adult life based on their goals, interests, and abilities. Lifelong Access provides information, assistance, and educational support to students and their families as they prepare to transition into adulthood.
Our staff is available to meet individually with students and their families upon request to discuss transition planning. We focus on topics such as pre-graduation experiences, post-graduation preferences, and government benefits.
Linkage to government services and programs
We are here to help you identify and locate the information you need, such as applying for government benefits or community resources.
- PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) - a waiting list of individuals in the state of Illinois with disabilities who may need funding for adult services
- SSI (Supplemental Security Income) - a set amount of money individuals with disabilities can receive from the government each month based on current circumstances
- Medicaid - government-funded health insurance
- Guardianship/Power of Attorney - legally appointed adult who may help with medical, financial, and/or other major decisions
Tours of Adult Services
Lifelong Access has several programs available to young adults after they exit the public school system. Touring these services helps students and their families become more familiar with their future options.
IEP meeting attendance
Our participation in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings is a good way for the student and their family to learn more about the programs and services available at Lifelong Access. It also allows us to learn more about what supports are available. If you are interested in having Lifelong Access present at your IEP meeting, please contact us at [email protected].Back
Welcome to Lifelong Access.
You may know us as Marcfirst, but we've recently undergone a name change. Why? Because in every phase of life, it’s never a question of if we helped. It’s how we help that truly counts. And how much we helped. Because our clients never outgrow us. And, we never outgrow them. Hence, our new name: Lifelong Access.