Transition Programs

  • Vocational Readiness 1:

    Vocational Readiness 1 is a full-day program (periods 2-6), located at Gilbert Classical Academy. This course is intended for students with more involved special needs who require a higher level of support and supervision during life skills instruction. It is designed to assist students in acquiring skills necessary to take a more independent and active role in completing daily living tasks and prepare them for the transition from the school system into supported post-secondary adult life. Young adults in the program will participate in intensive life skills instruction in real-life settings. On-campus lessons are facilitated in an apartment-like setting where the students are provided with hands-on activities designed to promote skill development and increased independence. Classroom lessons are also presented to provide focused task analysis instruction covering a variety of adult life skills concepts. In addition, community-based instruction is provided through regular community outings. During these outings, the young adults gain experience in accessing and utilizing various community sites while practicing concepts learned in class. 

    Additionally, the course provides the young adults with opportunities to explore agencies that provide post-secondary services such as social activities, training, and education, day programming, volunteering, vocational placement, and supported living options. Self-advocacy, communication, problem-solving, and social/behavioral skills will be an underlying focus in all program activities. Participation in this program will provide students with the instruction and preparation needed to establish a supported level of independence in their post-secondary lives and become active and contributing members within their homes and the community.

    Areas of focus include:

    • Communication Skills
    • Self –Advocacy
    • Social / Behavioral Skills
    • Meal Planning
    • Food Preparation
    • Grocery Shopping
    • 性爱视频 Care and Cleaning
    • Community Participation
    • Safety Skills
    • Health Advocacy
    • Fitness and Healthy Living
    • Personal Hygiene and Self Care
    • Leisure/ Recreation Skills
    • Basic Banking and Money Management
    • Post Secondary Option Exploration
    • Volunteering/ Community Service

     

    Vocational Readiness 2:

    Vocational Readiness 2 is a full-day program (periods 2-6), located at Gilbert Classical Academy. This course is designed to assist students with special needs in acquiring important life skills necessary for transitioning from the school system into postsecondary adult life. Young adults in the program will participate in intensive life skills instruction in real-life settings. On-campus lessons are facilitated in an apartment-like setting where the students are provided with hands-on activities designed to promote skill development and increased independence. Classroom lessons are also presented to provide focused instruction covering a variety of adult life skills concepts. In addition, community-based instruction is provided through regular community outings. During these outings, the young adults gain experience in accessing and utilizing local community sites while practicing concepts learned in class. 

    Vocational Readiness 2 also provides young adults with opportunities to explore agencies that provide post-secondary services such as social activities, training and education, day programming, volunteering, vocational placement, and independent living options. Communication, self-advocacy, responsibility, problem-solving, and flexibility are underlying areas of focus in all activities. Participation in this program will provide students with the instruction and preparation needed to establish a functional level of independence in their post-secondary lives and become active and contributing members within their homes and the community.

    Areas of focus include:

    • Self – Advocacy
    • Meal Planning
    • Food Preparation
    • 性爱视频 Care and Cleaning
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Community Participation
    • Leisure/ Recreation Skills
    • Fitness and Healthy Living
    • Responsibility
    • Grocery Shopping
    • Laundry
    • Banking and Money Management
    • Health Advocacy
    • Safety Skills
    • Post Secondary Option Exploration
    • Volunteering/ Community Service

     

    Workplace Readiness 1:

    Workplace Readiness 1 is a full-day program (periods 2-6), located at Gilbert Classical Academy. This course provides special needs students with an effective cooperative of daily living and vocational experiences/activities. Students engage with such activities through intensive labs incorporating direct instruction, assessment, hands-on participation, and real-world/community-based instructional opportunities. The dual focus of the program (daily living & vocational) allows students to develop increased independence in areas critical to post-secondary success, preparing for a future of active engagement within their families and communities.

    Career-Related Activities:

    • Career Investigation and Skills Inventories
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
    • Finding, Getting and Keeping a Job
    • Job-Specific Skills and Task Analysis
    • Basic Employment Words, Forms and Laws
    • Personal Responsibility and Accountability
    • Applying for a Job, Cover Letters and Resumes
    • Job InterviewsAppropriate Workplace Conduct
    • Time Management and Organizational Skills
    • Dressing, Grooming and Hygiene Etiquette
    • Cooperating with a Team
    • Work Signs and Safety
    • Career-related Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Skills
    • Disability Awareness

    Daily Living Activities:

    • Food Preparation
    • Financial Management
    • Housekeeping
    • Healthy Living
    • Community Participation
    • Utilization of Resources
    • Self-determination
    • Personal Safety
    • Personal independence
    • Participation in Leisure Activities
    • Personal Responsibility
    • Self-Advocacy

     

    Workplace Readiness 2:

    Workplace readiness 2 is a full-day program (periods 2-6), located at Gilbert Classical Academy. This course is designed for students who are determined to need work-based experiences. Students are required to participate in supervised community and volunteer work experiences for a minimum of 15 hours per week, which includes job shadowing, cooperative work placements, service learning, and possible competitive employment. The locations and types of experiences will vary based on the student’s individual needs, abilities, and community options. The focus of this program is on work habits, responsibilities, communication, transportation, self-advocacy, problem-solving, and teamwork.The locations and types of experiences will vary based on the student’s individual needs, abilities, and community options.

     

    Project Search:

    Project Search is a full-day, hands-on, rotational internship where students will have a unique learning experience through a partnership model for providing transition services and learning opportunities where they will participate in total workplace immersion. This course brings together the students, educators/district, business, and community voc rehab agencies to create a business-focused transition program. There is an application process for students interested.

    Curriculum includes: 

    • Team Building Technology
    • Self-Advocacy      
    • Health and Wellness 
    • Workplace Safety
    • Prepping for Employment
    • Financial Literacy
    • Maintaining Employment

     

Last Modified on October 28, 2022