Ready For Life Website

Ready For Life is a passionate, non-profit that fosters inclusive communities, cultivating opportunities for people with disabilities to grow, learn, achieve, and experience everything life offers. Each individual with an intellectual disability is provided an inclusive learning opportunity to assist them in reaching their goals.

Contact person: Toni Falk, Executive Director 
office: (616) 395-7177 
3250 28th St. S.E. Ste. 102
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

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  • Be at least 18 years of age and not older than 26
  • Has completed high school with a certificate of completion or a diploma
  • Has an intellectual/developmental disability and/or autism
  • Minimum of 3rd grade reading comp. & 2nd grade math skills
  • Understands personal safety
  • Is knowledgeable of personal information
  • Has the ability to write, type or dictate a paragraph
  • Has technology skills
  • Has basic conversation skills
  • Has future goals or living as independently as possible and competitive employment

RFLA Transition Classes

All RFLA students take the following lifelong learning core transition classes:

  • Independent Living
  • Personal Finance
  • Relationships
  • Employment

Students are provided opportunities to take the additional support classes:

  • Academic Support
  • Belong/Community
  • Genius Hour
  • First-year Seminar
  • Senior Seminar

Social Opportunities

  • Ready for Life Community Gatherings
  • Collegiate Clubs
  • Dormitory Gatherings
  • Peer partners in collegiate classes
  • On Campus Dining
  • Worship

Job Internships

  • Individualized job internships on and off campus
  • Bi-weekly job coaching and assessment
  • Minimum of 3 hours/week
  • Travel training if necessary

Independent Living

Depending on the campus, students live in dorms or homes with support.  Student work on the following skills with the support of their CLS staff:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Meal planning
  • Cooking and kitchen safety
  • Budgeting and banking skills
  • Home management cleaning
  • Laundry 
  • Roommate conflict resolution

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311