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Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (MSA)

School to Adult Life Transition

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

615 Olof Hanson Dr, Faribault, MN, 55021

(507) 384-6600


Service Details


Coordinated activities are provided to students to teach the knowledge and skills needed for post-school activities. This can include such things as employment, further education, community experiences or living on your own.

Additional Information

The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) transition program is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition from the world of school to adulthood.

Transition related and special activities and programs include:
* Academic support
* College testing
* Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) at local college
* Career readiness and work experience
* State Services for the Blind participation in transition planning for students as appropriate
* Academy Plus Transition Program for students age 18 - 21
* Referral to appropriate outside agencies or service providers
* Independence and living skills
* Self-advocacy training
* Community involvement

About This Location

Prepares students for employment, independent living and post-secondary education and training

Transition program consists of:
* Consumer education:
- Rational buying decisions
- Decision making
- Rights and responsibility
- Financial decisions
* Work experience:
- Career inforomation
- Job application and resume writing
- Job shadowing
- Self-advocacy regarding accommodations and requesting an interpreter
* Careers
- Develop education and career goals
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking


  • Specialization
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 

Area Served



Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 384-6600
FAX (507) 332-5419
Video (507) 412-5129

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