Transition and Related Services
Transition services are developed and coordinated through an interdisciplinary team. This team makes recommendations to each student’s Planning and Placement Team (PPT) with regard to appropriate plans and courses of action that will assist students in developing and utilizing skills that foster independence and self-reliance.
Parental support, discussion groups and advocacy are always available and provided by CJR on an as-needed or requested basis. Related services are provided by a school psychologist, school counselor, speech therapist, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and other professionals, as required by each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Transition services are a critical part of the CJR education program and assist students in identifying goals for post-secondary education and employment. They also help students develop the requisite skills to accomplish those goals. CJR staff guide students in directions that will help them realize their goals while preparing for the challenges they will face after graduation. As a part of transition services, students are evaluated and assessed in order to determine their ability and skill development.
Transition services also support positive community participation and help students maintain good health. These services teach students how to be self-advocates; to communicate effectively with others; to develop and nurture positive relationships; and to be able to resolve conflicts productively. Students have the opportunity to participate in cooperative work study during and after school and on weekends.
In addition to receiving counseling from a school psychologist, each student meets with a counselor to develop and implement personal goals, which include employability, post-secondary planning, independent living, and life management. As part of the transition services offered at CJR, students have the opportunity to enroll in wellness seminars. These classes are designed to help them identify, address, and develop effective strategies for dealing with life stressors and explore the following topics: