Transition Program

The Saturday Transition Program services participants ages 14 and older. This program is divided into 8 week sessions throughout the academic school year, running from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is designed to provide structure and routine for participants on the weekend, in addition to peer socialization for adults and teenagers with disabilities. Staffing includes a program leader and support staff.

If 1:1 care is needed, this is available for an additional cost. This program is designed to foster independence, while providing opportunities to practice activities of daily living, vocational skills and life skill academics such as cooking, laundry, and gardening. Participants also engage in leisure skill development through various social opportunities both on-campus and in the community. The Transition Program provides exposure and experience with marketable skills useful in the transition from youth to early adulthood.

Goal of Independence

“The goal of independence requires that people have access to the same opportunities in their physical, social, economic and cultural environment as their peers without disability and they must be supported to have meaningful choices and make meaningful decisions about the management of their life.”


The following are all examples of independent skills


  • Personal hygiene
  • Dressing and clothing care
  • Health care
  • Cooking, eating, nutrition
  • Home management and home safety
  • Financial management
  • Personal growth, awareness, and problem solving
  • Community access


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