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Transition Program Overview

The Beacon Day School transition program is designed to promote an outcome oriented process. Our program encourages movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living skills, and community participation. Programs and curriculum are created and formed based upon the individual student's needs, taking into account the student's preferences and interest. Programming will include individual and group instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

Beacon Transition Program will include:

  • Prevocational programs assessing work-related skills, interests, aptitudes, and attitudes.
  • Coordinating and modifying the regular educational program.
  • Assisting individuals in developing attitudes, self-confidence, and vocational competencies to locate, secure and retain employment in the community or sheltered environment, and to enable such individuals to become participating members of the community.
  • Establishing work training programs within the school and community.
  • Assistance in job placement.
  • Instruction to job trainers and employers as to the unique needs of the individuals.
  • Regularly scheduled contact with all workstations and job site trainers.
  • Coordinate services with the Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as designated in the individual education program.

The Bridges Transition program will employ instructional strategies that will prepare pupils with severe disabilities to make a successful transition to supported employment and the community. We will assist in the coordination of the transition planning process, including development of necessary interagency agreements and procedures at both state and local levels. Bridges will provide multiple employment options and facilitate job or career choice by providing a variety of vocational experiences. Collection and analysis of data will occur, daily, weekly, and monthly to ensure students progress on specified vocational tasks.

This data will be used to construct productivity reports to track a student's progress. We will provide work skills training, including those skills that are necessary in order to exhibit competence on the job, based on each individual. Coordination with other specialized programs that serve students who face barriers to provide a successful transition will occur when needed. Beacon Transition services will utilize instructional learning strategies that will assist pupils who find learning difficult in acquiring skils that will enable them to obtain employment, we will promote a positive attitude toward secondary and post secondary life, and all skills needed to successfully transition in to adulthood.



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