Adults with Special Needs Services

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Transition... The Next Step

Students with autism or other intellectual/developmental disabilities often need additional life skills during and after high school. At the Transition Program…The Next Step, Lifesteps professionals understand how important the transition process is for students as they strive to reach their personal potential and live their most productive and independent life.

In the Transition Program, we understand that The Next Step is different for each young adult. Lifesteps staff, such as a Special Education Teacher, Behavioral Specialists, Speech Therapists, a Job Coordinator, and other needed professionals, work to follow established Individualized Education Programs, (IEP) or Individualized Supports Plan, (ISP) to meet the needs of each participant. Staff work with the individuals care team to determine the curriculum and activities most needed.

What makes us different?

The Transition Program not only meets individualized needs, we go beyond high school for each participant to continue life skills training past graduation.  We work closely with local businesses to develop partnerships and collaborations for volunteer experiences and potential job placement. 

Program staff recognize that students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including autism, often need instruction delivered in multiple formats with plenty of repetition and practice. Techniques and tools such as technology, simulation, hands-on practice, visual aids and individual, group and community –based instruction are used to ensure each student walks away with knowledge gained.

The Transition Program focuses on three key areas, Further Education and Training Opportunities; Independent Living Skills; and Vocational and Supported Employment Training.

A Night to Remember 2015

Lifesteps Transition...The Next Step students are provided with many opportunities and experiences at our program. This year they participated in A Night to Remember, a formal evening of dinner, dancing and friends.

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