Transitions provides an array of services to assist people who have an intellectual/developmental disability and their families.

Services promote independence and self-sufficiency… and enable children and adults with an intellectual/developmental disability to live meaningful lives in their community.

Transitions School

The Transitions School is a private school in Quincy, Illinois that provides special education services to youth who have a severe to profound intellectual/developmental disability and who are between the ages of 3 and 21 years of age. Many of our students also have physical disabilities and/or complex medical problems. The School provides an educational curriculum that is interactive, engaging, and helps students reach their educational and developmental potential. Tuition for Transitions School’s educational services is paid for by the school district.

“Transitions School is wonderful … I couldn’t ask for a better school to help my son and myself with his schooling and needs.”

~Parent of a child served at Transitions School

Life Skills Training Services

Our New Horizons Program provides vocational and life skills training services to adults who have an intellectual/developmental disability.

New Horizons of Quincy provides an array of services that help adults who have an intellectual/developmental disability learn social skills … skills of independent living (such as grooming and hygiene skills, self-care skills (how to ride the city bus, how to make change and use money, how to tell time, etc.) … and social/recreational/leisure skills. Our trainees contribute meaningfully to our area by volunteering their time to many worthy causes in our community.

In addition, at New Horizons trainees learn work skills that can lead to employment.

Specialized services are provided to consumers who have severe/profound intellectual/developmental disabilities.

IMG_1155“We are so blessed that our son has been served by Transitions… and receives the level of quality, professional care provided by all of the staff.”

~Parents of a Transitions consumer

Vocational Training Services

Our vocational training program, Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC), helps adults (ages 16 and older), who have a barrier to employment, learn work skills that can lead to employment. Learn more about our vocational training services.

Residential Services

Transitions operates residential programs that serve adults who have an intellectual/developmental disability. Our group homes provide 24-hour care and supervision to residents. Spruce Street Apartments in Quincy Illinois, provides adults with an intellectual/developmental disability independent living, with intermittent supports. Our residential programs are HUD sponsored and provide safe and affordable housing to people who have a mental illness.

Intermittent supportive services (CILA) are provided to adults with an intellectual/developmental disability who live in apartments/houses throughout the community. By providing intermittent supportive services, adults with an intellectual/developmental disability live successfully in the community.

Read a Story About a Group Home Resident

Dotty* is a middle aged single woman who has an intellectual/developmental disability. She resided at home with her parents until her mother died. After her mother’s death Dotty moved in with her brother and sister-in-law. This was only a temporary living arrangement as her brother and his wife were unable to provide her a permanent home. Although Dotty had always lived with family, staff believed she could live independently, if she had support. Thus, staff assisted Dotty in obtaining an apartment at Spruce Street Apartments, an apartment complex operated by Transitions.

Dotty attends New Horizons, a day program at Transitions, five days per week where she participates in social/recreational activities, vocational activities, and learns skills of daily living. She lives at Spruce Street Apartments with support provided by Transitions’ staff. Staff assist her with money management, medication management, and assist her in accessing needed community services. With this support Dotty has been successful living in her own apartment. She is proud of her accomplishments and tells those she meets that she loves “having her own place”.

This is an actual story of a consumer served at Transitions. Names have been changed to protect the consumer’s identity.