Transition services are provided to students ages 14 through 22 who are currently being served by the school system under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or through the Division of Blind Services.
The Transition Program provides students with skills and experiences to facilitate successful transition from high school to post-secondary activities, such as college, vocational school and employment. Through summer work programs to job coaching and Access Technology training, Transition services promote personal and professional advancement and help teens compete with their sighted peers and achieve future self-sufficiency.
Everyday skills to promote independence are also addressed including: cooking, future planning, learning strategies, use of remaining vision, orientation and mobility, problem-solving, social skills, sports/leisure, workforce readiness, and career exploration. The Transition Program engages students to reach beyond their limits and to educate the community on the abilities of individuals living with vision impairment and blindness, rather than focus on disabilities. Activities such as camping, water skiing and other water sports, boating, paintball, and a night at the opera are just a few of the activities our students experience, further teaching them that no obstacle is too great to overcome.
Transition services provide participants with the opportunity to develop positive self-esteem, communication, independence, self-advocacy, and employability skills.