ABOUT 18-21 SERVICES

  • There are some students who continue to show a need and qualify for special education services beyond the traditional 4 years of high school. The district’s 18-21 Services offer young adults with disabilities the opportunity to continue building work and life skills after they graduate high school.  18-21 services center around daily living skills, independent living skills, and vocational training. Our goal is to provide students with the skills and resources necessary to live and work as successfully and independently as possible within their community.  Placement will be decided by the IEP team during the student’s senior year of high school.

     

    We offer the following options for students depending on their unique needs and plans for the future: 

     

    Life Skills – daily living skills

     

    Functional skills are taught to help students be as independent as possible in their lives outside of 18-21. 

     

    • Food planning and preparation
    • Making a grocery list
    • Basic Budgeting
    • Shopping, Cooking and Cleaning Up
    • Housekeeping
    • Outdoor/Indoor plants care
    • Functional money skills
    • Calendars (self management)
    • Self Advocacy
    • Social Skills
    • Safety
    • Hygiene
    • IEP Goals

     

    Community Skills

     

    • 1 day a week in the classroom, 1 day a week in the community 
    • Lesson examples:

      • Restaurant Etiquette
      • Grocery Shopping
      • Public Transportation
      • Independent Living Options
      • Adult Services
      • Voting
      • Community Safety
      • Banking/Budgeting
      • Social Skills
      • Current Events
      • And More! 
    • Community Outings: 

      • Stores
      • Restaurants
      • Fast Food
      • Fitness Centers
      • Recreation Options

     

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    Collaboration with Inclusion Connections for access to meaningful employment.

     

    Jobs include:

    • Gathering, laundering and sorting t-shirts 
    • Tracing on fabric
    • Cutting fabric
    • Stretching fabric
    • Grouping fabric by color
    • Making dog toys
    • Making dog sniff mats
    • Measuring ingredients
    • Mixing ingredients
    • Baking treats
    • Weighing treats
    • Packaging and labeling treats 

     

     

    Recreation and Leisure Skills

     

    Activities include:

    • Individual sensory activities- games and flexible seating 
    • Self-directed leisure options- workout equipment, puzzles, etc.
    • Community Service projects- Giving the Basics



    Production

     

    Activities include functional and vocational work tasks and work boxes. 

     

    Production aims to teach students work skills like time on task, working without behaviors, task completion and task repetition. 

     

     

    Digitability

     

    • Technology Skills/Google Apps
    • Online Program with a Token Economy
    • Resume & Interviewing 
    • Portfolio 
    • Development/Projects: Website & YouTube
    • Simulated Online Banking
    • Functional Reading, Writing & Math



    JCCC CLEAR Classes

     

    • College Learning Experiences, Activities & Resources
    • 50 minute classes offered once/week
    • Enrichment classes for adults with disabilities.  
      • **Students must be independent enough to participate in the class without direct staff support
    • Paras are on site to assist students during their time on campus
    • Students are able to eat lunch in the food court, go to the campus library, and     participate in special events



    CDOP

     

    • Community Development Opportunities Program
    • Community job sites or in our building-based jobs
    • Job site placement depends on the individual & specific IEP goals
      • **If a student’s Post –Secondary Vocational Goal has been met (has paid employment), 18-21 staff will collaborate with families on an individual basis to determine if a full day schedule, including CDOP, is appropriate.

     

     

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