Student Life

Advisory Groups
Every student at Transition Plus is assigned to an advisor (case manager). Advisory placement is based on each student's abilities and needs. Some students require placement with an advisor who holds a particular type of teaching license. Advisories operate on a full or partial self-contained model depending on the needs of the students. Advisors provide students, their peers, and advisors a small, "home-base" environment to build high-quality relationships. Students work closely with their advisors on building a program for themselves that matches their interests and needs. Each Transition Plus Social Worker has a collaborative relationship with the advisory teams. Abilities, needs and interests will be discussed with each student when they enroll at Transition Plus to ensure the best match for each student to an advisor. Advisory placement is done by the Transition Plus Social Workers.

Students spend 45 minutes per day Monday-Thursday with their advisory groups. Students use this time to talk individually with their case managers, work on individual goals, socialize, and work on transition skills as a group. Every other Friday, students participate in Community Based Instruction with their advisories and teams. Students visit sites in the community that can provide resources to young adults with disabilities.

Community Based Fridays at Transition Plus
Fridays at Transition Plus are devoted to Community Based Instruction (CBI). Students spend time in the community visiting a variety of agencies, businesses, and sites that meet the needs of adults with disabilities (directly or indirectly) in the three transition areas.

Students use this time in the community to explore education, employment, training, and social/recreational settings that match their interests, talents, and needs when they leave transition services. With support from staff, students also use their time on Fridays to make connections with resources. Speakers from the community come to the Transition Plus building to speak to students about a variety of topics.

On any given Friday, Transition Plus students participate in activities that may include the following: taking the written driver's test, applying for public housing, filling out job applications, visiting a job training program, meeting with a mental health counselor, attending a theater production, baking or cooking special meals, updating a resume, or engaging in other activities that pertain to their goal