The Arc’s School-to-Community Transition (SCT) service consists of a high school transition coordinator, adult transition trainer, and a high school advocate. Under The Arc’s direction, the SCT team identifies specific issues that affect each participant’s successful transition, assists in breaking down transition barriers, and coordinates efforts to ensure successful outcomes determined by participants. The SCT team is joined by local school district transition coordinators to ensure its success. The SCT team starts working with students during the transition high school years (ages 18-22) in order to get to know the students and their families and learn of their dreams and desires. The service continues through graduation and two years following school (ages 22-24) to ensure that the goals identified by the student and their families are achieved. A new SCT transition plan is developed which includes the additional resources and supports provided by The Arc’s SCT team.
Submitted by The Arc of Los Angeles and Orange Counties.