Pre-Employment Transition Services 

Pre-employment transition services are specialized services for students with disabilities focused on providing an early start at job exploration. Currently, DVR is offering Pre-employment transition services in 5 areas: post-secondary counseling, self-advocacy, workplace readiness, job exploration, and work-based learning. Students must have an IEP, 504 plan, or documentation of their disability, be 16-21 years of age, and be attending a recognized educational program. Most pre-employment transition services are provided to groups of potentially eligible students. However, if a student has disability-related needs beyond the general scope of pre-employment activities or requires more individualized services, they may apply for DVR services. DVR works with local transition programs to offer pre-employment transition services without replication. Students and families are encouraged to contact their local DVR office to learn which services are available in their area.


 Internships and Career Connected Learning

Grays Harbor Youth Works is the place where Super Heroes find their super passions in all things work, career and life! We place 15-19 year olds into Internships that can lead them towards credential attainment and livable wage employment. In addition, we offer career-connected learning experiences so that our young people can discover their interests, career paths and Super Hero Skills!


Supported Employment Services 

Supported Employment and DVR staff facilitate competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with mild to severe disabilities for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, or who, because of the nature and severity of their disability, need ongoing support services in order to perform their job. Employment staff provides assistance such as job coaching, transportation, assistive technology, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision. Both Morningside and Coastal Community Action Program provide supported employment services in Grays Harbor County. 


Coastal Community Action Program