Montcalm Area ISD Young Adult Program

The Montcalm Area ISD Young Adult Program is designed to prepare individuals impacted by their disability ages 18 - 25 for the journey to independent adulthood, offering a range of options, from structured group interaction and individual communication to mentor-based work experiences. The Montcalm Area ISD Young Adult Program presents numerous transformative benefits for young adults facing occupation, motivation, and social maturity challenges effected by their individual disability. 

By focusing on the bigger picture of their lives, young adults are encouraged to set meaningful goals and work toward achieving them. Through real-life experiences, decision-making exercises, and accountability, our young adults develop vital life skills, empowering them to navigate responsibilities with newfound confidence. These skills become the building blocks for a successful and fulfilling journey ahead. These empowering experiences cultivate responsibility, social grace, and resilience, nurturing well-rounded individuals ready to face the world with enthusiasm.

Transitioning into adulthood is not just about academic achievements. It's also about creating meaningful connections and developing emotional intelligence. The Montcalm Area ISD Young Adult Program participants interact, communicate, and collaborate with their peers and mentors, fostering empathy, effective communication, and the art of building lasting relationships. With the right support, guidance, and mindset, our young adults with disabilities become well-rounded individuals, confident in their abilities and ready to take on the world.

For additional information related to Young Adult programming, please contact:
Mateo Rische, Special Education Supervisor
Phone: 616-225-6264


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Mateo Rische

Hamler Administration Building
Special Education
Special Education Supervisor
Phone: 616-225-6264