Working on a continuum of services, it is the goal of the pre-transition program to prepare young adults for their next transition. They are submersed in an environment rich in career exploration, skill development, health and wellness, behavior regulation, and independent living. Facilitators are committed to providing meaningful real world experiences that are truly individualized for each young adult to maximize their level of independence.
Transitions occur for all individuals at various critical junctures throughout life as roles and environments change. To successfully transition from one role or setting to another, an individual and the people who support them must explore options in current or new environments and then determine the best match. For some youth, such as those with disabilities and others who face significant educational and vocational challenges, policy mandates and innovative practices are needed to ensure they learn skills that are needed to reach optimal outcomes as they transition from one life role or environment to the next.
When students enter a Menta program, there are certain skills that educators and families are asked to work on with students before students transition back to their home district, a transition program, or the community. Once the students have obtained their credits and demonstrate self-management of behaviors, students are taught to generalize classroom skills in a community setting. This continuum of placements within Menta allows students to acquire and practice new skills and behaviors in a safe environment. As students move from a Menta classroom to Pre-Transition, they are assessed on learned skills and behaviors through various methods such as student-led business enterprises and hands-on projects.
Students move on through the continuum when they consistently no longer need intensive supports and can successfully demonstrate learned employability skills such as:
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, students with disabilities may receive public education services until their 22nd birthday. While some students may continue to work towards a high school diploma, program options for 18 to 22 year olds generally focus on achieving Individual Educational Plan (IEP) transition goals. The ultimate goal of transition is the last day of school should resemble the first day of the rest of an individual’s life.
Program participation allows students to diversify their training and increase endurance and stamina while working progressively longer periods of time on site with the teacher, paraprofessional, or transition coach.
Post Secondary Team Transition is designed to assist districts in meeting their obligation of post-school goals and transition outcomes according to IDEA 2004.
The Post Secondary Team Transition Program is outcome driven. As a transition team, our goal is to engage youth and young adults in planning their own futures by providing youth with developmentally-appropriate services and supports, and involving students, their families, and other key players in a process that prepares and facilitates them in their movement toward greater self-sufficiency. Our objective is the successful achievement of their goals related to each of the transition domains – employment, career-building education, living situation, personal-effectiveness and quality of life, and community-life functioning.
The Post Secondary Team Transition Program endeavors to provide students with:
Anticipated Student Outcomes
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