Sharing a campus with our adult vocational program allows our transitioning students to benefit from ten small businesses and additional support in the form of job coaching and Department of Rehabilitation Services assessments.
- Careful coordination and planning necessary for a smooth transition to adult services begins at age 14. Benedictine offers a wide variety of vocational opportunities available for all transitioning students. Services begin with vocational skills and interest assessments and pre-vocational skill development in conjunction with the full school team.
- Vocational training opportunities are incorporated into each student’s programming to enhance generalization, real world practice, and include pull out direct services.
- Opportunities may be classroom-based, campus-based, or community-based and can include simple assembly, clerical, delivery, and food service tasks among others. All vocational services are designed to meet the unique needs and interests of each student and provide exposure and practice on campus and in the community to develop confidence and comfort level in preparation for transitioning to adult services.
- Community-based vocational opportunities have included Lamotte Chemical; Hardees; K-Mart; Animal Resource Foundation; etc.