A Quest for Independence – Summer Camp Program
OSCIL’s Summer Transition Program is a one-week, residential program that provides teens and young adults with disabilities, ages 16-23, an opportunity to develop employment and independent living skills in a supportive environment.
Well-defined instruction, in small groups and individually, will provide training in the areas of employment and job skills, social skills, including maintaining positive mental health, and independent living skills. There will plenty of recreational activities as well!
Participants will practice skills in real time scenarios, such a taking a RIDE bus to go grocery shopping, negotiating conflict, mock job interviews, cooking, cleaning and good hygiene. Advocacy adventures will include a visit to the legislature to meet with senators and representatives and to learn how bills are made. Participants will learn skills for self-advocacy, including the provision of accommodations according to the ADA. It is expected that participants will leave the program more knowledgeable about their options and feeling more confident in their skills.
To qualify for this program applicants must:
- have a disability
- be between 16 and 23 years old
- be self-directing and able to make their own choices
- be a Rhode Island resident
There is no cost to students or their families. Lodging, food, activities, transportation, interpreters for the deaf, and personal care attendants for students with physical disabilities will be provided.
Funding authorization for this program may be obtained from your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor from the Office of Rehabilitation Services or Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Complete the Application
Fill out the application using one of the links below, or request an application by emailing [email protected]:
Submit the Application
Mail the completed application to:
A Quest for Independence
Attn: Beth Pinkham
Applications must be received by July 1, 2022.