Community Transition Programs
This specialized program is designed to provide adult students, ages 18-21, first-hand experiences with functional living, community, and job skills. The curriculum consists of functional academics, job skills, and preparation for independent and/or supported living. Students eligible for the transitions program include students who have one or more disabilities making them eligible for special education services, have completed four-years of high school with a modified or extended diploma or certificate of attendance, and are between the ages of 18 and 20 by the start of the school year. Students who turn 21 during the school year may remain in the program until the end of the school year. This is a district level program provided at Bridges and community sites.
Bridges is a structured community transition program for students ages 18-21 who have graduated with a non-standard diploma (i.e., Modified, Extended, or Certificate of Attendance). Students enrolled in Bridges are provided with classroom instruction and community based opportunities, with a focus on pre-vocational and vocational skills. The services provided are outlined in a student’s IEP.
When a student qualifies for the YTP, Transition Specialists together with counselors from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) work with each student to create an individualized plan that can include assistance with employment seeking skills, job site visits, on-the-job training, transition planning and follow up services.
Students for this program who meet eligibility requirements and help them develop job skills as we prepare them for the workplace of today.
Our recommendations are based on matching students with jobs according to their abilities and their interests.
Our goal is for each student to become competitively employed and for businesses to gain motivated, productive employees.
Services May Include: