The Pre-ETS Program provides transition services for youth with disabilities who are between the ages of 14-22 and who are still in school. The purpose of the program is to help prepare students for the transition from high school to a post-secondary career path which could include post-secondary education, training or employment.
Pre-ETS is a collaboration between high schools and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
- The students do not have to be VR clients.
- Students can be in public, private, or Home Schooled.
- Receiving Pre-ETS services does not guarantee that a student would be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Pre-ETS is available to all students with disabilities between 14 and 22 years of age who meet the below requirements:
- Have a documented disability (via an IEP, 504 or physicians note).
- Are still in school (have not graduated from high school or are in an extended transition program in their high school), can be in Post-Secondary Education program and
- Are between the ages of 14-22.
Pre-ETS is a FREE program because the program is federally funded by the WIOA.
- This means Pre-ETS Program does not use the family’s household income or resources to establish eligibility.
- This also means there is not a long application process and “lots” of documentation to provide in order to apply for services or be determined eligible for services.