Transition Services

Transition Services

“Transition support is essential to helping students and families comfortably navigate the different phases of their school career.​”

Kelli Fowler, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director

For more information on REED’s Transition Services, please email Kelli Fowler, Clinical Director, at kfowler@reedacademy.org.

Guiding Students and their families through Transition

Transition can occur at various points in a student’s life. REED Academy offers a variety of comprehensive services that can include:

  • Transition to a less restrictive placement
  • Transition to vocational programming
  • Transition to adulthood

Transition to A Less Restrictive Placement

If a student acquires the skills (e.g., learning readiness, academic, independence) that would allow them to be more effectively educated in a less restrictive placement, transition should be considered (e.g., to a public school program).

REED will coordinate with districts to the extent that a district desires to provide staff training, monitor data, implement environment-appropriate behavior support plans, and support efforts for increased socialization. If requested by the district, REED can provide a 1:1 aide to support the student in their transition placement or consultative services as appropriate.

 

Transition to Vocational Programming

Aligning with the NJDOE state standards, REED Academy provides extensive pre-vocational and vocational training. Our program offers comprehensive Structured Learning Experiences (SLE), which can help students age 16 and older to enhance their employability. Teens and young adults can sample various jobs in-house or off site to help expand their experiences, which will ultimately lead them down the correct path in the adult world.

Our SLE program includes:

  • On-site SLE coordinator
  • Partnerships with a variety of businesses to increase job experience
  • Online data collection system to monitor progress
  • Highly skilled job coaches with intensive training

Transition to Adulthood

REED Next is a premier program that provides both day-program and residential services for individuals with autism. REED Next works closely with REED Academy to ensure that the information related to transitioning into adulthood is up-to-date. Doing so allows REED Academy to streamline information to REED Academy families and to stay current on changes that may occur on a state or national level.

Because REED Academy understands that the transition into adulthood can be a daunting task for families, REED Academy has developed an in-house adult transition guide that gives families crucial resources and information to help their child transition into the adult world.

Guiding Students and their families through Transition

Transition can occur at various points in a student’s life. REED Academy offers a variety of comprehensive services that can include:

  • Transition to a less restrictive placement
  • Transition to vocational programming
  • Transition to adulthood

Transition to A Less Restrictive Placement

If a student acquires the skills (e.g., learning readiness, academic, independence) that would allow them to be more effectively educated in a less restrictive placement, transition should be considered (e.g., to a public school program).

REED will coordinate with districts to the extent that a district desires to provide staff training, monitor data, implement environment-appropriate behavior support plans, and support efforts for increased socialization. If requested by the district, REED can provide a 1:1 aide to support the student in their transition placement or consultative services as appropriate.

 

Transition to Vocational Programming

Aligning with the NJDOE state standards, REED Academy provides extensive pre-vocational and vocational training. Our program offers comprehensive Structured Learning Experiences (SLE), which can help students age 16 and older to enhance their employability. Teens and young adults can sample various jobs in-house or off site to help expand their experiences, which will ultimately lead them down the correct path in the adult world.

Our SLE program includes:

  • On-site SLE coordinator
  • Partnerships with a variety of businesses to increase job experience
  • Online data collection system to monitor progress
  • Highly skilled job coaches with intensive training

Transition to Adulthood

REED Next is a premier program that provides both day-program and residential services for individuals with autism. REED Next works closely with REED Academy to ensure that the information related to transitioning into adulthood is up-to-date. Doing so allows REED Academy to streamline information to REED Academy families and to stay current on changes that may occur on a state or national level.

Because REED Academy understands that the transition into adulthood can be a daunting task for families, REED Academy has developed an in-house adult transition guide that gives families crucial resources and information to help their child transition into the adult world.

“Transition support is essential to helping students and families comfortably navigate the different phases of their school career.​”

Kelli Fowler, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director

For more information on REED’s Transition Services, please email Kelli Fowler, Clinical Director, at kfowler@reedacademy.org.

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