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Student Activities

Transition Club


Transition Club is an after-school program for students aged 16-22. It provides a variety of learning opportunities important to students who will soon be transitioning from high school to adulthood. Students learn about self-advocacy, community involvement, life skills, and physical/emotional health in a fun environment! Transition Club meets weekly on either Monday or Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm during the school year. Lifelong Access staff pick up students from the school at their dismissal time, and caregivers pick them up from Lifelong Access at 5 pm.




Spring Training on Adult Resources (S.T.A.R.) is a spring break program for students ages 16-22. This program allows students to learn more about independent living skills, public transportation, employment, and residential options. S.T.A.R. meets Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm during the week of McLean County spring break (typically the last full week of March). Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up and dropping off at Lifelong Access at the designated times.


School to Work Summer Program


School to Work Summer Program (S.T.W.S.P.) is a program for students ages 16-22 who are interested in preparing for employment. During this program, students develop interview skills, build a resume, expand computer knowledge, and participate in community job shadowing experiences.


We offer a one-week program the first full week of June, designed for students who need increased staff support and/or are new to the employment journey. This program takes place Monday-Friday 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.


“I like when I get to help in the community like when we went to the Midwest Food Bank. I like spending time with my friends”
- Transition Club Participant


The six-week program sessions are held on Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30-11:30 am or 1:30-4:30 pm beginning the second to last week of June. Caregivers are responsible for pickup and drop-off at Lifelong Access at the designated times.


Students can participate in these programs at no cost to themselves or their families as the programs are grant funded.


“We are happy to be part of the Lifelong Access family! Caleb has always received excellent services. Through Transition Club, he finds acceptance, friendship, and independence. He always has fun!”
- Transition Club Parent


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