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1 Building bridges to the future
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? 18-21 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
Three areas of learning are important for transition Instruction and Coursework Vocational Training Community December 8, 2014

5 Community Transition Program Instruction and Coursework
December 8, 2014

6 Planning My Future 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 December 8, 2014

7 Healthy Relationships
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 December 8, 2014

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

9 Nutrition and Fitness 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 December 8, 2014

10 Renter’s Education Earn a Rent Well certificate!
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! December 8, 2014

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

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

13 Instruction and Coursework
Vocational Training Community December 8, 2014

14 December 8, 2014

15 Vocational Training 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 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
Vocational Training Community December 8, 2014

24 Community Access 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 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
Vocational Training Community December 8, 2014

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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