Washougal Adult Transitions Program

Washougal Adult Transitions Program2024-05-20T17:22:15-07:00

The Washougal Adult Transitions Program (WATP) serves students with disabilities between the ages of 18 to 21 as they build the skills needed to be independent and successful adults. WATP works with partners to provide students learning opportunities in the community and develop their employment skills on work-sites.

Learn more about WATP  here.

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Employment Transition Services (DVR Pre-ETS)

Services are funded by DVR (free for students)

To apply for any opportunity, please fill out the Pre-ETS Information and Consent Form.

To be eligible, students need to be ages 14-21, attending school, and have an IEP, 504 Plan or a documented disability.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), part of DSHS provides service for students with disabilities to learn skills and get ready for work. The services can be weekly workshops at school, after-school virtual sessions, college or workplace tours, paid or unpaid internships, summer week-long boot camps, and other opportunities. To be eligible, students need to be ages 14-21, attending school, and have an IEP, 504 Plan or documented disability.

There are five (5) parts to Pre-ETS services:

  • Counseling on Post-Secondary Programs
  • Job Exploration
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Work-Readiness
  • Work-Based Learning

Pre-ETS Opportunities:

ESD112 “YES” Youth Employment Services

The Youth Employment Services (YES) program provides pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities, ages 14-21, that reside in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, Wahkiakum, or Pacific County. YES is designed to improve employment outcomes by providing work readiness training, career related learning experiences and paid internships.

Edmonds College PURSUIT LAB (online classes only)

In partnership with Washington’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Edmonds College is offering courses to help students with disabilities prepare for college and the workplace at no cost to students. We offer in person classes at Edmonds College as well as a virtual class in the evening.  The virtual class is open state wide to any student who meets the eligibility requirements.

Computing for All  (online classes per quarter)

Computing for All is a nonprofit organization committed to helping those who are under-represented in the IT industry to prepare for and secure equitable, upwardly mobile careers in information technology. We have been serving the Seattle area for 5 years through our innovative project work education model that prepares students to succeed in technical careers. We are committed to helping young adults experience a career in Information Technology through both virtual instruction and active engagement in a hands-on, immersive, blended learning setting. Employer mentors provide structured training experiences for students to develop IT skills applying academic learning to real-time work.


ANEW offers high-quality, pre-apprenticeship training programs that help individuals obtain careers in construction trades. We partner with many registered apprenticeship programs in the Seattle area and expose students directly to their training facilities. These training partners explain their industry, teach technical and math-related lessons, and emphasize the importance of fitness.

Contact your local Regional Transition Consult at the Department of Social and Health Services

Family Resources:

Social Security Insurance

Adults and children might be eligible for SSI if they have:

  1. Little or no income, and

  2. Little or no resources, and

3. A disability, blindness, or are age 65 or older.

Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or “Disability” provides monthly payments to people who have a disability that stops or limits their ability to work.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA form to determine how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

Developmental Disability Administration

DDAs mission is to “Transforming lives by providing support and fostering partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want.”

DDAs vision is to “Support individuals by continually improving and individualizing supports, building support plans based on needs, and engaging individuals and families.”

DDA is a state-funded agency that provides services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. They offer a range of services such as respite care, personal care, supported employment, and residential support. DDA also provides funding for assistive technology and home modifications.

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