Transition Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Counselors

  • Work with the student to discover their interests and life goals while discovering the student's strengths. 
  • Work with the student and local schools to coordinate, develop, and implement pre-employment transition services which include:
  1. Job Exploration 
  2. Workplace Readiness training 
  3. Work-based learning experiences
  4. Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in a comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational program at institutions of higher education 
  5. Instruction in self-advocacy 
  • Work with the community to discover resources to support the student in their training and development needs.
  • Work with identifiable resources necessary to help the student make a successful transition from high school to adult life.
Christina Clausen, M.S., CRC
Statewide Pre-ETS Manager
400 Rogers Ave. 
Fort Smith, AR 72901 
Fax: 479-755-3316

Youth Leadership Forum

The Youth  Leadership Forum (YLF) is a conference for youth and young adults with disabilities held annually in Conway.

Youth Leadership Forum Video

Opportunities for Work Based Learning (OWL)

The Opportunities for Work Based Learning (OWL) program is a collaborative effort between local school districts and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to ensure students with disabilities are afforded the opportunity to gain work readiness training skills and work experiences prior to exiting the secondary setting.

Videos on the OWL Program produced by Joey Travolta's Inclusion Films.

Inclusion Film Camp

Inclusion Film Camp is a one week camp held in Northwest Arkansas with Inclusion Film Company where 50 high school junior & seniors learn the art of film making.  During the one-week film camp, campers create three short documentaries plus three public service announcements. 

We are pleased to share with you our student’s public service announcements.

Virtual Career Competition Entries

In 2020, students submitted videos, podcasts, original art, and essays showing their future career choice and how they plan to reach their goal.

ARS 2020 Virtual Career Competition Entries