Pre-Employment Transition Services Family Ambassador Project


Provide 1:1 lifecourse person-centered planning support to families to encourage self-advocacy and career planning of their youth.

Major Activities

  • Recruit and train a network of family members using the Charting the Lifecourse ambassador materials from the Missouri UCEDD
  • Match students with disabilities and their families with a Pre-ETS Family Ambassador to foster student self-advocacy skills through scripted goal setting

Target Audience

  • Families of youth eligible for Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Schools

Funding Source

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services 


Dana Yarbrough, Project Principal Investigator

Nickie Brandenburger, Project Director