What is Transition?

Transition is the journey that young people with disabilities inevitably encounter; in many cases, moving from high school to post-secondary education or employment.  During this time, youth are likely to experience challenges or barriers.  SVRI offers several services that help youth to maximize their strengths and effectively recognize and conquer barriers, allowing them to increase their self-determination and independence.  Please review these SVRI services by accessing the dropdown menu below.  If you are interested in learning more about how SVRI services can assist you with transition please contact us for further discussion.

Assistive Technology

  • Any product or piece of equipment used to maintain or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities is an assistive technology (AT) device.
  • Assistive Technology can be a powerful tool for a transition student, facilitating access to learning and maximizing their strengths. This may create a more inclusive educational experience. Upon moving out of education, Assistive Technology can be an essential component to an individual's first job. Our Assistive Technology services will consider individualized situations and work to meet each person's unique education, employment or other needs.
  • Our Assistive Technology department also has a driving simulator that allows students to evaluate their driving skills and complete training in a safe, realistic, simulated environment.
  • Click here for more information on Assistive Technology

Benefits Analysis

  • For individuals who expect to receive (or currently receive) disability benefits, a work incentive benefits analysis can help youth to determine how work will impact them and what incentives may be available to assist with reaching their employment goals.
  • Click here for more information on Benefits Analysis

Employment Services

  • Typically for transition aged students, learning how to get and keep a job is trial by fire. However, SVRI's employment services can offer an alternative to help students learn the ins and outs of employment applications, resumes, cover letters, presenting skills and limitations (when necessary) in a positive way, negotiating accommodations, arranging training opportunities and providing support in adjusting to a work setting.
  • Click here for more information on Employment Services

SVRI Contact Information

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Referral for Services

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Map and Directions to SVRI

Staff Directory

DVR Eligibility:
Toll Free: (888) 223-9479
(715) 232 - 5529

Toll Free: (800) 228 - 5457
(715) 232-1410
Email: svri@uwstout.edu

Online Training

CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
August 9 - October 4, 2018

Wheelchair Clinic 

Call  (715) 232-1379
for additional information.