The Value of Programs for Special Needs Adults

The Deron School’s Programs for Special Needs Adults

Many parents of special needs adults worry about their child’s future after they finish school. Will they be able to find a job? Will they be able to live independently? These are valid concerns, but there is hope. The Deron School’s programs for special needs adults can make a big difference in the lives of these individuals.

The Deron School’s Bridge Transition Program for Special Needs Adults

At The Deron School, our Bridge Transition Program is designed to help special needs adults make a successful transition from the academic setting to the workplace and independent living. This program provides students with the opportunity to learn essential skills that will enable them to lead productive, fulfilling lives after graduation. In addition to developing job-related skills, our students also benefit from gaining confidence and independence.

One of the most critical aspects of our Transition Program is the structured learning experiences that our students participate in. These experiences allow students to work part-time, shadowed by a Deron Job Coach. Our supported employment placements include retail, food service, day-care, medical, and elder-care facilities. Students are matched with positions that complement their skill level, strengths, and interests.

The Transition Program Activities

  • Academic Instruction
  • Community-Based Instruction
  • Recreation
  • Prevocational
  • Structured Learning Experiences
  • Related & Support Services

All students participating in the Transition Program at The Deron School begin their “work career” at the school. These in-school job placements allow students to practice and develop their skills in a natural work setting. Leading up to graduation, our social workers assist students and their families with the vital task of registering with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and encourage them to connect with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). Both agencies provide services to assist disabled individuals in coping with adult life issues.

Choose The Deron School

The Deron School’s Bridge Transition Program provides special needs adults with the skills they need to find employment and live independently. We are proud to offer this program and see the positive difference it makes in our student’s lives. If you have a special needs adult nearing graduation, please contact us to learn more about how we can help them prepare for a bright future.