Transition Services for Young AdultServices for Young Adults
In partnership with local school districts, we offer comprehensive career services for young adults between the ages of 15-21 in our TRANSITION TO WORK program. Students are offered career exploration on a part or full time basis in our Westbury site.
As per New York State guidelines regarding the “No Child Left Behind Law” we offer a Level II/ Level III comprehensive vocational assessment to determine vocational interests and aptitudes and determine realistic vocational planning for the student participating in a special education high school curriculum.
Vocational training in this program include basic clerical, stock and inventory, retail, food service, and building maintenance.
In addition to vocational training, our program offers the support required for our young adults to successfully learn about the world of work. We provide weekly support groups in social skills, life skills, vocational academic skills and job readiness skills. Each student is offered a program specific to their needs. We offer a variety of counseling and therapeutic services.
In order for our students to reach maturity and independence in the world of work, we offer mentorship programs and community internships. We have linked with a nationally recognized Junior Achievement program in order to present our students with the opportunity to meet with people working in various industries, learn more about a variety of vocational settings and understand the concept of employer expectations.
In order to prepare our students for the world of work, we link with local employers/businesses to provide community internship sites for our students. Students participating in community internships work alongside a job coach or a facility supervisor to develop appropriate work skills and behaviors as they become acclimated to real world work environments.
Once a student ages out of the school district, our transition to work coordinator will work alongside the family and school district to develop a transitional plan with each individual student.
In addition to our regular 10 month school program, we offer a SUMMER PROGRAM which includes BASIC TRAVEL TRAINING and INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS. This is geared for the student who has a 12 month Individualized Educational Plan approved by the local school district.
This six week summer program is designed for the student with a 12 month Individualized Education Plan who requires training in travel and independent living skills; the skills critical to a successful transition into the adult world.
At the completion of program the student will have field experience utilizing the public transportation system; Mass Transit Authority bus system and the Long Island Rail Road system. In addition public and personal safety issues are addressed as well as, directionality, map reading and community integration.
The student will receive instruction on independent living skills including laundry, community awareness, cooking, nutrition, consumerism, budgeting and banking.
TRI partners with Nassau BOCES to provide vocational work experiences to selected students who can benefit from work readiness training. Students are initially evaluated through TRI and based upon vocational strengths and weaknesses, and stated interests, are placed in an appropriate training program. This experience provides each student with an exposure to a work environment as a precursor to post school vocational planning.