SVRI - Transition Services

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

Evaluation Services

  • Vocational evaluations can be especially important to guide a student's employment goals or determine realistic immediate areas of employment. They will accomplish this by learning about their vocational strengths, weaknesses and interests through various tests and career counseling activities. Whether someone is just starting the transition journey or they are near completion, they will leave the evaluation with specific step-by-step recommendations to achieve their goals.
  • SVRI also offers a community living evaluation that helps students and families determine the best living situation and independent living areas to continue building skills. Specific recommendations are made to address a variety of issues.
  • Click here for additional information on Evaluation Services

Contact Us

Sara Beguhn
715 232-1383 (voice)
715 232-1323 (fax)
beguhns@uwstout.edu

SVRI Contact Information

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
(715) 232-2513
toll free  (800) 228-5457
email: svri@uwstout.edu

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Staff Directory

Wheelchair Clinic 

October 14, 2014
Call Tom Tozier (715) 232-4037 for additional information.
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Pre-Driving Evaluation & Training  

We are currently scheduling pre-driving assessments. Please call Erika Peterson at 715-232-1379 or email petersoneri@uwstout.edu to schedule an appointment.

Online Training

Apples to Androids: Using Cool New Technology to Create Consumer Buy-In
October 30 - December 11, 2014

Physical Disabilities

January 8 - February 19, 2015

CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
January 8 - March 5, 2015

May 14 - July 9, 2015