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School to Work Transition

The Arc’s School to Work Transition Program

—giving young women and men the tools they need 
to become adults in a complex world.

Thomas J. Sullivan 
Employment Transition Center

Coordination: School facilitators and the school’s special services department meet with the student and parents to conduct a thorough assessment and develop a comprehensive service plan.

On-going Partnerships: constant contact between staff, parents and schools.

Customized Programming and Training: including job supports, situational and vocational assessments, and supported work placements.

Training options include: 

Basic computer skills and internet safety        Commercial kitchen and culinary training
Retail sales and related skills                          Landscaping and cleaning services
Agriculture/aquaponics                                    Building a resume 
Utilizing public transportation                          Interviewing techniques         
Our experienced Job Developers continuously establish relationships with area businesses to identify training and employment sites in a wide variety of fields and disciplines.

Social Skills and Peer Advocacy:  Our many groups and workshops stress peer interaction positive self-image, civic responsibility, and good decision-making skills.

Life Skills: addressed in all programming, and include money management, cooking, good personal hygiene, stress management, reading and writing skills, time management, and social/leisure skills.

 "The Arc has been an all-around great program for Billy.  He gets to build on his social skills out in the community by working at various businesses—and he gets paid for it!  He also has a great time interacting with his peers and taking part in fun activities like bowling, museum visits and shopping trips.  

Thank You, Arc!”

- Crystal W., Billy’s mother

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