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1 Portland Public Schools Community Transition Program Building bridges to the future Supporting young adults in building independence and quality of life as they transition to life after high school December 8, 2014

2 Community Transition Program Who is eligible? years old With an IEP Graduated Modified or extended diploma Certificate of Participation GED December 8, 2014

3 Community Transition Centers Students meet at one of the Transition Centers December 8, 2014

4 Instruction and Coursework December 8, 2014 Community Vocational Training Three areas of learning are important for transition

5 Community Transition Program Instruction and Coursework December 8, 2014

6 Students develop knowledge about themselves and their preferences, interests, needs and strengths Self‐advocacy Communication skills Self‐determination Learning about community services Keeping a personal planner/calendar Developing a transition portfolio Running their own IEP meetings Planning for their adult life Planning My Future December 8, 2014

7 The basics of healthy relationships and a healthy life Meeting people Being responsible as an adult Interpersonal skills Setting personal boundaries Sex education Safety in the home, school, work and community Cyber etiquette ‐ safe and respectful use of the internet and social networks Healthy Relationships December 8, 2014

8 Comparison shopping Planning a menu Cooking Household chores Self‐care Personal finance Budgeting Driver’s safety …..depending upon the student’s needs and interests Daily Living Skills December 8, 2014

9 Healthy living and eating Understanding food groups Nutritional value Reading product labels Making healthy food choices Health benefits of movement Activity and fitness Explore recreational options Nutrition and Fitness December 8, 2014

10 Students learn about becoming a successful renter and tenant Tenant rights & responsibilities Landlord rights & responsibilities Fair Housing law Overcoming barriers to getting an apartment Filling out apartment applications Renter’s portfolio Earn a Rent Well certificate! Renter’s Education December 8, 2014

11 Continued adult education for life‐long literacy Journaling Reading for enjoyment Current events Electronic newsletters Social networking Computer‐based reading and math activities Literacy for Life December 8, 2014

12 Identify work skills/interests Research careers Resume Job applications Job interviews Essential “soft skills” Work Life Class December 8, 2014

13 Instruction and Coursework December 8, 2014 Community Vocational Training

14 December 8, 2014

15 Working with the Vocational Transition Specialist (VTS) Visiting work sites and college programs Training to get ready for jobs Work experience in the community Explore options for Alternatives to Work Connecting with adult agencies Vocational Training December 8, 2014

16 PPS Work Experience Green House December 8, 2014

17 PPS Work Experience Coffee Cart December 8, 2014

18 Work Experience in the Community Red Cross December 8, 2014

19 Work Experience in the Community PPS Work Site at Walgreens December 8, 2014

20 Student‐Run Businesses Landscaping Garden Works December 8, 2014

21 Independent Work Experience December 8, 2014

22 Training and Support for Employment December 8, 2014

23 Instruction and Coursework December 8, 2014 Community Vocational Training

24 Planning community and recreational activities. Using Tri‐Met’s web‐based trip planning system Travel training Safety in the community Navigation skills Field study trips Community Access December 8, 2014

25 Community Access Brokerages Service Providers December 8, 2014

26 Community Access Connections to Adult Services Training and Colleges Financial Supports December 8, 2014

27 Instruction and Coursework December 8, 2014 Community Vocational Training

28 Questions? Please contact the Community Transition Program for further information ‐5817 Michelle Markle Administrator Allison Adams Teacher on Special Assignment December 8, 2014


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