Jackson County Intermediate School District

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Transition Services

The goals of the Transition Council of Jackson County and the Jackson County Intermediate School District are to promote education and training opportunities through access to community resources and related services.

The successful movement from school to employment and community living is a desirable and appropriate outcome for all students. Persons with impairments must often cope with significant issues that result in the creation of additional barriers to overcome and hurdles to clear during this critical period. Jackson County ISD Special Education Services remains committed to providing all essential resources, supports and experiences needed by students and their families to facilitate a seamless transition into integrated employment, adult daily living and full community participation.

Our students will transition for life after school by developing daily adult living skills, exploring employment and training opportunities.
 
 
Jackson County Community Resources
 
2-1-1 (Community Information)

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ARC Michigan (800) 292-7851
AWARE

783-2861

Baker College

788-7800

Catholic Charities

782-2551

Center for Family Health Inc.

784-9356

Center for Family Health Teen Health Center
at Middle School at Parkside

788-6812

CAUSE (Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education) (800) 221-9105
Community Action Agency

784-4800

Community Connections at LIFEWAYS

789-1200

Credit Counseling

788-9866

DHS (Department of Human Services)
food stamps, protective services, Medicaid, childcare assistance

780-7400

disAbility Connections (Center for Independent Living)

782-6054

Disability Resources Center (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek) (800) 394-7450
Dove Health Alliance 

783-5334

Family Service and Childrens Aid

787-7920

Florence Crittendon

787-3500

Guardianship (probate court)

788-4380

Goodwill

787-0570

Jackson College Center  for Student Success

796-8415

Jackson County Health Department  

788-4420

Jackson County ISD

768-5200

Jackson Housing Commission  

787-9241

Jackson Transportation Authority  

787-8363

Legal Aid  

787-6111

LIFEWAYS

789-1209

LIFESPAN - Community Respite Center

784-4426

Lutheran Social Services

789-6444

MI Child (Health Insurance) (888) 988-6300
Michigan Protection & Advocacy (800) 288-5923
Michigan Rehabilitation Services

780-7450

Michigan Works

841-5627

Parent Education & Resource Center

782-6054

Runaway Assistance Program (800) 292-4517
Saint Vincent DePaul  

784-0609

Salvation Army

782-7185

Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213
Special Olympics

563-8279

Work Service 

796-8720

 
WEBSITES:

Bridges for Kids   www.bridges.com
Job Accommodations Network janweb.icdi.wvu.edu
Michigan Dept. of Career Development/Rehab Service www.mrs.state.mi.us 


For more information, contact 

Melissa Weaver, Special Education Supervisor
Jackson County ISD - Kratz Education Center
6700 Browns Lake Road
Jackson, Michigan 49201
Phone: 517-768-5136
melissa.weaver@jcisd.org
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