Youth Services Program

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Youth Services, Programs, & Resources

Throughout the year, NILP’s Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) facilitates Independent Living groups in six local schools in the area that NILP serves for youth with disabilities in Northeastern Massachusetts including Greater Lowell, Greater Lawrence, Methuen High School, Lawrence High School, North Andover High School, and the School for Exceptional Studies in Lawrence. Our curriculum consists of teaching about the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), disability awareness, social skills, communication skills, budgeting skills, writing resumes, cover letters, and looking for employment, to name a few key areas. Over the past summer, TAP ran a MRC grant funded internship at local businesses in the program participants home areas. During the weeks of soft skills training, the students learn about work ethic and etiquette, develop a handbook for their summer internships, interview skills, resume writing, cover letter writing, online application practice, etc.

For the most current information regarding NILP’s Youth Programs,Services, and Resources, please contact:

Alicia Thyne, NILP Youth Services Program Manager, at (978) 687-4288 ext. 153 or Alicia Thyne

Steve Michelson, NILP TAP Skills Specialist, at (978) 687-4288 ext. 127 or Steve Michelson

Rowan De Aza, NILP TIP Skills Specialist, at (978) 687-4288 ext. 117 or Rowan De Aza