The Philadelphia ARC’s transition program focuses on student-focused planning and transition goal development; career exploration and natural environment learning. The belief is that, people with disabilities can be capable employees if skills and interests are matched and appropriate education and supports are provided. Students are referred and must demonstrate a commitment to being employed. Person centered planning is facilitated and transitional goals are developed. Short-term competitive employment situations are used to transition to longer term vocational opportunities. Training of job site staff is provided to assure that the staff is comfortable with issues of disability and employment.
Submitted by The Arc of Philadelphia.