D.C. Everest Transition
This information is designed to help students, parents and teachers navigate the transition planning process. Youth with disabilities often face unique challenges as they prepare for life after school. Understanding the options, resources, and supports that are available can be overwhelming.
"Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of leaning but also capable of succeeding."
-Robert John Meehan
Additional transition resources
Youth with disabilities often face unique challenges as they prepare for life after school. At D. C. Everest, each student is assigned an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team to ensure the student receives specialized instruction and services uniquely suited to them. Just as every student's abilities and interests are unique, every student's transition plan will be different. The IEP team begins the student’s transition planning process when the student turns 14 and adjusts the transition plan throughout the student’s academic career at D.C. Everest in order to prepare the student for a successful adult life. Considerations include:
- Job training
- Post-secondary education
- Independent living skills
D.C. Everest also provides students with a variety of hands-on learning experiences that help students develop critical job skills while exploring career opportunities.
- Work exploration — Students combine coursework with paid/unpaid work experience with a focus on gaining basic, entry-level experience
- Job coaching — Students develop a one-to-one professional relationship with a business/community leader to explore project-based learning and career opportunities
- School-based enterprise — The Forest Cafe is a student-run business where 10th, 11th and 12th grade students can acquire business management, communication, food preparation, sanitation, supply chain management, customer service and social skills.
The Greenheck Everest Transition (GET) Academy — GET is a collaborative transition program between DCE and Greenheck Fan Corporation in conjunction with Northern Valley Industries. The Academy provides 18- to 21-year-old young adults with disabilities the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience that will help them transition to paid employment in the broader workforce.