Chapter 2: Education
Section 7: Transition Services
Supported Employment: Community Integrated Employment. Serves individuals with developmental disabilities and other disabilities. Sheltered Workshop: Grounds maintenance, landscaping, sorting, packaging, shrink wrapping, general hand assembly, acrylic awards and gifts, plaques and trophies, shredding, drilling and sanding. Operates Prism Place where awards and trophies are made.
June through August, two sessions of Dale Rogers Tumbleweed Student Summer Program. Summer day care program for young adults with disabilities, ages 12-21. The program provides fun in a safe environment with structured activities, field trips in the community, paid work and recreation.
School-to-Work Transition program for high school juniors and seniors.
Transitional services for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Emphasis on development of skills in adaptive behavior, independent living, social-emotional behavior and verbal and non-verbal communication. Provides training and practice for participation in the community and achieving each individual's potential for self-sufficiency. Individual assessments are provided and transition plans developed. Day and after school programs available.
The Transition School-to-Work Program helps students with disabilities who are eligible for vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for employment and life after high school. Services available through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Division of Visual Services counselors assigned to each high school include:
- Vocational counseling and guidance assists teachers, parents and students in developing appropriate career goals.
- Vocational assessment and evaluation helps determine students' employment-related strengths.
- Work study provides job readiness skills, work experience and high school credits.
- Work site learning, arranged through "cooperative agreements" with schools, provides minimum-wage work in the community or at school, job readiness skills, work experience and high school credits.
- Work adjustment training is purchased from community-based facilities.
- On-the-job training is arranged in the community for students in the second semester of their senior year with permanent employment as a goal.
- Supported employment helps students in the second semester of their senior year transition into permanent employment.
- Job development and placement specialists help students make job searches more successful.