Special Education Program Highlights
Richland One provides transition services for students with disabilities when they become thirteen years of age. Transition skills prepare students for life after high school in the areas of employment, daily living skills, recreation and leisure activities, and post-secondary education.
Transition activities at the school level may include the following: career/interest surveys, career exploration, career and technology education, job placement (volunteer or paid), post-secondary education planning, and referrals to appropriate agencies. All students with disabilities have access to appropriate career and technology education programs.
The V.I.C.T.O.R.Y. Program
A transition class for students ages 17-21 that concentrates on employability skills, daily living skills, and on site job training. Additionally, there is a transition class for students with moderate mental disabilities ages 18-21.
Richland One Interagency Transition Cooperative brings together consumers, agency representatives, businesses, and educators. The Cooperative assists the consumer (student) in planning for a smooth transition from school to post-school activities.
Richland One has been the recipient of the Transition Program of the Year award given by the Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Transition services are also provided for pre-school students with disabilities who are entering public school at age three and who are moving to school age programs at age five.
Assistive Technology (AT) enhances the lives of persons with disabilities. AT includes devices and/or services that will allow children with disabilities to participate in activities and/or lessons alongside their non-disabled peers.
A students functional capabilities are increased, maintained, and improved through the use of such items as adapted hardware, software, and/or positioning.