Program Director Jacob Richardson jJRichardson@bicounty.org
The Life Roles Transition Center (LRTC) at Kelley Boulevard provides individualized educational and community-based programming aligned with the Massachusetts Common Core Standards and the National Transition Standards. The program serves special education students ranging from 15 to 22 years of age who have fulfilled their MCAS Alternate Assessment requirements and are working towards a certificate of completion.
LRTC is designed to provide students with individualized educational, transitional, and therapeutic services that range from functional academics to community-based instruction, meaningful internships/work experiences, and learning skills related to independence in recreation/leisure activities. Instruction in functional academics, activities of daily living, self-advocacy, employability skills, social skills development, pragmatic language skills, and community-based experiences are all part of the Transition Center’s commitment to support students as they develop competencies that will assist them as they transition to adult life. The individualized, coordinated set of activities and instruction provided to each student is designed to maximize independence and enable students to become successful, valued, and productive adult members of society.
Transition assessments are completed to identify and prioritize students’ interests, preferences, strengths, and needs. Data gathered from formal and informal assessments is used to develop a comprehensive individualized action plan with post-secondary goals for instruction, employment, and community experiences. Ongoing monitoring of student progress is conducted to help students acquire the skills necessary to achieve their desired post-school outcomes.
Supervised school and community-based life experiences are an intricate part of a holistic approach to transitioning students from school-based educational experiences to community-based adult living experiences.
RELATED SERVICES including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Services, and Behavioral Consultation are provided based on the recommendations made by each student’s IEP Team.
LRTC offers 10-month programming with the option of Extended School Year Services and 12-month programming based on each student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).
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