In collaboration with the Josephine Brighton Center the project assists students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to access a comprehensive array of services and supports to help them during transition. Students with special needs are prepared for life after school by being provided the necessary skills for the future while they are in school. Students are prepared for this transition through hands on community training in a variety of settings for them to understand and practice real life experiences. This is done in the areas of vocational, community, home living, leisure, and recreation. Training and experience also occur in the area of advocating for oneself as well so that after given choices and experiences the students are able with confidence to indicate their wants and needs.
Submitted by The Arc Downriver.