Ocean State Center for Independent Living

Youth Transition

For young people with disability, life before completing high school is very different than life afterwards. OSCIL provides a variety of services to help students and recent graduates gain the skills and resources needed to make this transition into adulthood.

Assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life is a core service provided by OSCIL, including next steps such as going to college or finding employment.

Our Mission

To help open the door and provide the necessary independent living skills and real life experience for 11th and 12th grade students, as well as recent graduates, who face physical access barriers, to help them enter the post high school world successfully.  

a young man wearing a white tshirt and headphones works with a piece of technology under the guidance of a man in black suit pants and a pink dress shirt while other participants wearing blue tshirts observe

Youth Transition Services Offered

  • Independent Living Skills Workshops/Work for Gas Program
  • Peer support and advocacy
  • Job Readiness Training/Organizing your day
  • Job Skills/Shadowing/Mock Interviews
  • Transportation (public and private)
  • Finding accessible housing  
  • College visits
  • Community outings
  • Financial management skills
  • Self-advocacy/social skills
  • Managing benefits and working
a group of teens and young adults pose with program coordinators for a group photo in front of a stone wall

We encourage all who are interested or have questions to please contact Josh Conti, Youth Transition Coordinator at OSCIL at 401-738-1013 x. 61, or email josh.conti@oscil.org.