Transitioning to Adulthood. What BRS can do for you. What will your future look like?. Will you have a good job? Will you have your own apartment or house? Will you have your own car? Will you go to movies with friends or take a vacation? Will you have health insurance?.
Transitioning to Adulthood
What BRS can do for you
help you learn what you're interested in,
help you find out your strengths,
help you know where you might need help,
train for a job,
have someone help you learn the job,
find a job,
and/or other services you might need to reach a career goal.
BRS can help you prepare for and look for work by partnering with your family and school to:
To be eligible for BRS services, you must have a physical or mental disability (other than blindness*) that seriously affects your ability to be employed. *people who are blind are served by BESB
AND the services from BRS can help you prepare for, find or succeed in work in the competitive workforce.
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is a state-federal program that is part of the Department of Social Services.
You or your parents can invite a BRS counselor to come to your school Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meeting as early as age 14.
Meeting with a BRS counselor early will help make sure that you and your family understand the differences between what your school did for you and what an adult service, like BRS, can do.
Meeting with a BRS counselor before the end of your junior year to decide if you are eligible and plan for your career will give you a path to follow when you leave high school.
You are always welcome to bring any adult along with you.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian will have to help you.
Family support can continue to be an important part of your success after school.
In most cases there is no cost if you are eligible.
Any other funding will also
It is possible to work and continue to receive Social Security,
Medicaid and other benefits.
think about your career after high school
look for a job
learn more about your disability
get the right training and education after high school
see if your job site needs accommodations
get help to learn a job
learn about assistive technology, and
learn about vehicle and home modification
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department Of Social Services
11th floor, 25 Sigourney St.
Hartford, CT 06106