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Successes

"As a speech-language pathologist and as a parent, I have witnessed how S2L has empowered young adults to lead their own IEP's, to advocate for themselves, to build important social networks, to look forward to employment and to become active citizens in the Lehigh Valley" --LeeAnne F., Parent

"S2L has taught me to make my own decisions about school, work and life.  It has also taught me how to be a leader. Most of all, I look forward to every meeting so that I can see my new friends."-- Audrey L.-Current S2L Group President

Audrey playing guitar

 Audrey playing guitar.

"Words cannot explain the growth we saw in Samantha after her participation in S2L.  She is more confident, more focused on her future.  She has goals and expresses them to others.  The Independent Life Coaches of the S2L program understand transition and truly are dedicated to helping young adults reach the goals they have for themselves as they enter their adult life. Equally important as all of the above have been the social aspects of S2L.  S2L has afforded her the opportunity to form friendships with other transitioning young adults.  As a parent I have benefitted greatly through networking with other parents that are also in the midst of transition.  I have learned so much just through parent discussions.  I too have a formed friendships with other parents that I can go to with any questions/issues.  S2L is just an all around awesome program!"  --Patty L, Parent

 

S2L Accomplishments:

  • Resource guide
  • Spoken about transition at various schools and community groups (i.e. ARC, Bethlehem Rotary)
  • Attended and presented at the PA Community on Transition Conference for multiple years
  • Attended and presented at the National Transition conference in DC
  • Taken part in political letter writing campaigns around transition
  • Met with local legislators about the need for funding, transition and advocacy work
  • Coat check at Hotel Bethlehem
  • Volunteered at several events in the Lehigh Valley (ex. Autism Walk, Parkland Garden Club, Cancer Walk, and the Ben Yorgey Event)
  • Facilitated fundraisers for the group and have been successful
  • Successfully facilitated their very own Resource Fair