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East Central Transitional Services

People We Serve

This program provides individualized transition and career planning for students looking to transition into supported employment.

We support youth ages 16-22 with severe emotional disabilities and/or developmental disabilities who are students of SCRED, Chisago County, North Branch, Rush City, and surrounding school districts. Their participation must be approved by their parent or legal guardian, and they must be independent with medication.

Program Activities

  • Vocational assessment
  • Career planning
  • Customized job training and coaching
  • Adult transition planning
  • Job development services
  • Employer education
  • Assistance building natural job supports
  • Transitional work experiences
  • Benefits planning
  • Coordination with adult employment programs

Services available in these counties

Referral Contact

Want to learn more about this program or work with a Rise staff member to see if this program is a good fit?

Crystal Woolcott
(651) 257-2281


3265 Sylvan Ave. P.O. Box 336 Lindstrom, MN 55045


Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Schedule and location of services determined by individual need.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • School Contracts

Transportation Options

  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal
  • School assisted transport
  • Transition to adult vendor options

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