Crisis Hotline: 724 662-2227 | Central Intake: 724 662-2230 | General Information: 724 662-1550

Transition Age Youth Services

Who are We?

The Mercer County Transition Age Work Group (TAWG) is a team of parents and professionals that have a goal to help all children and young adults to be successful, this includes but is not limited to postsecondary education, employment and independent living.

TAWG meets on the first Thursday of every month with the exception of July at 12:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church 226 W. State Street Sharon, PA 16146 4th floor.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeanette Tarnoci at (724)662-1550.


What is Transition?

The IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) defines transition as a “coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:

  • Is designed to be within a results-oriented process that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living and community participation
  • Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests
  • Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.”