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Transition/Pre-Employment Transition Services
Transition/Pre-ETS Services and Programs
The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) help students aged 14 and over to successfully make the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment.
Upcoming Program Fliers (Programs may require pre-registration or recommendation to attend by your BSBP Counselor)
Information for TCVI's
This information is intended for Teacher Counselors of Visually Impaired Students in the school system who are referring eligible or potentially eligible students for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). Please send your information to your local BSBP office.
Transition Timeline and Checklist Providing information for families as a young adulthood moves through the transition years from age 14 to age 26.
VR Checklist for Students This checklist can help families and students prepare for BSBP transition services.
Post Secondary Readiness Program
Before an Individual Plan for Employment is developed that includes the use of (Michigan) Bureau of Services for Blind Persons resources for college, the individual must demonstrate his or her ability to function in the academic environment. The Post Secondary Readiness Program has been developed to measure a student's preparedness for college, specifically in the areas of communication skills, note taking, technology skills, travel, and activities of daily living.
Scholarships and Grants for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired
A compiled list of scholarship and grant opportunities from around the country. Please check the specific application deadline for each one.
Transition Monthly Family Newsletter
Welcome to the NEW BSBP
Monthly Family Newsletter!!
BSBP staff asked parents, students and school staff how we can build stronger partnerships and improve our ability to boost student success and the feedback has been amazing. This monthly newsletter is a response to the feedback and one of a few new initiatives we are trying out!
We intend for this to be a fun one stop shop for BSBP student news and information - from info and sign up for free programs to important deadlines and fun activities.
Grab a cup of coffee and thanks for reading!!
ISSUE 10 January 2024 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 9 December 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 8 November 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 7 October 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 6 September 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 5 August 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 4 July 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 3 June 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 2 May 2023 Transition Newsletter
ISSUE 1 April 2023 Transition Newsletter
College Prep Program
Students who are blind or visually impaired have an opportunity for a college experience prior to becoming full-time students. The program is designed to provide BSBP consumers with training and skills needed to become successful full-time college students. Students will take online academic classes from WMU, and BSBP staff will provide Pre-ETS instruction toward college readiness.