A Transition Planning Handbook is available from Indiana Disability Rights (Formerly Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), provides quality individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment. The individual will work closely with a VR Counselor throughout the process. The VR counselor for Jackson County can be reached by calling 812-288-8261.
The Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL) provides resources and assistance for individuals to become independent. Call 812-277-9626 for more information.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for an adult is based on the ability to work. At age 18, household income is disregarded, as well, allowing young adults with significant disabilities to receive benefits. For more information contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY) 1-800-325-0778, or find information on their site.