Independent Futures that Work (IFTW) is designed to help in the successful transition of youth and young adults from high school into the next stage of adult life. “Transition” is used to describe the period when youth with disabilities (ages 14-26) begin to focus on their future adult life.
Youth learn about supports and services needed to meet their learning, living, and working goals. It is important for youth to be actively involved in planning for their own future.
The Independent Futures that Work! project is a joint effort of the Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The primary purpose of this project is to build the competence and confidence of young adults with disabilities to access independent living and employment services so they can more successfully transition from the youth entitlement system to the adult eligibility system.
Our Resource Center will also help family members and professionals improve their capacity to support these young adults with disabilities on their journey.
Help individuals and families explore future options including transitioning to independent living, employment, and education. This program provides assistance through trainings and workshops, resource downloads, and through individual assistance as the project continues to grow!
Independent Futures that Work (IFTW) Project – IFTW is designed to help in the successful transition of youth and young adults from high school into the next stage of adult life. The project will provide resources and trainings for youth with disabilities, their families, and professionals. Useful resources on our website will help youth with disabilities learn, live, and work independently.