Life Launch is an innovative, multi-faceted program that prepares young adults who are blind or visually impaired, with multiple disabilities, for independent living through hands-on work experience, concrete skill development, and real-world community engagement.
Preparing young adults for life after high school.
Life Launch teaches young adults to:
Develop independent living skills
Prepare for meaningful employment
Actively engage in their community
A deliberately designed, immersive, five-day residential program.
Suggested two-year enrollment
Students build a strong foundation of essential skills for independent living and employment readiness — including communication, travel training, problem-solving, time management, self-advocacy, finances, and technology.
They also explore careers via volunteering, find strengths, and set personal goals.
In the second year, students use their skills in real-life internships, job shadowing, and community service.
We focus on planning for the future, offering post-secondary education and job training options. Personal mentoring helps set clear post-high school goals.
The Life Launch Program includes transition counseling and support in the years after graduation, ensuring continued connections and success.
This includes coaching, progress monitoring, resource coordination, and job placement assistance.
The Life Launch student
Students, ages 18 to 22, who are blind or visually impaired and have diverse learning differences.
Students who have not yet received a high school diploma.
Our Admissions Team will ensure that applicants are evaluated holistically, taking into account their commitment and opportunity for growth within the program.
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At Perkins, we’re changing the way people think about preparing students with disabilities for their post-secondary journeys — in college, employment, and the community.
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