Transition Programs

District 287 has seven transition programs that serve 18-21 year old students with low incidence disabilities. These programs are located in five locations.  Program components include academic or functional skills instruction, vocational skill development that includes post-secondary opportunities through the career-technical programs, community-based learning, and training in personal responsibility and self-advocacy.  The components of these programs are also available as services to districts that may want to purchase to enhance their own transition programs.

Through Intermediate District 287 Transition programs, students will successfully master academic and life-skill goals through individualized interventions, which lead to academic learning, reintegration and successful life experiences. This will be achieved by each student experiencing belonging, mastery, interdependence and generosity through community and vocational-based experiences. The Transition programs seek to provide services for young adults as they progress from an educational setting toward living and working as independently as possible in the community.

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Focus for ages 18-21

Target Population
The target population includes students, ages 18-21, who receive special education services. Most students will have a diagnosis Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and demonstrate significant verbal or physical acting out behavior.

Student Profile
Student’s ability levels are from average to the gifted range. Students have transition needs: post-secondary education and training, work and independent living as well as the need to develop self-advocacy and social communication skills. Focus students are impacted by chronic mental illness and are more likely to exhibit serious and persistent behaviors in the community, home, school, and work.

Sites:
Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
763-550-7382

South Education Center, 7450 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN 55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

Focus Program Design 

Intersect for ages 18-21

Provides programming for transition age (18-21 years) students who have attended a high school special education program and have one or more additional disabilities. The program prepares students for success in adult life by facilitating generalization of skills into natural environments and providing individualized instruction in the three transition areas: employment, preparing for/accessing postsecondary education/training, and living independently.

Sites

Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-533-3821

South Education Center, 7450 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN  55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

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Invest Transition for ages: 18-21

Target Population
The target population includes transition students, ages 18-21 who are receiving special education services primarily for Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) and needing social and transition skills development. This program may include students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Student Profile
Most life areas are impacted by mental illness (i.e. Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Anxiety, Bi-polar, Thought Disorder).  Students in InVEST exhibit internalizing behaviors such as: social withdrawal, avoidance of school work, isolation from peers, depression, overwhelm, anxiety, sadness, self-harm, medication non-compliance, and truancy.  Students in InVEST have academic ability levels that range from low average to above average.

Sites:
Northwest Technology Center, 7008 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Ph: 763-536-0872

Brooklyn Park Campus, 9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 

South Education Center, 7450 Penn Av. S., Richfield, MN 55423
Ph: 612-355-5900

Eden Prairie Campus, 13100 College View Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Invest Transition Program Design

Invest Program information web page

Phase for ages 18-21

Target Population
The target population includes young adults, 18-21 years old, who meet eligibility criteria of Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) or Severely Multiply Impaired (SMI).

Student Profile
Students are 18-21 years old and have attended a high school special education program. Each student continues to be eligible to receive special education services in order to obtain an Individual Education Plan (IEP) driven diploma. In addition to DCD, many students have one or more additional disabilities such as: Speech/Language, Autism, Physical Impairment, Other Health Disability, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision Impairment, and/or Emotional/Behavior Disorder.

Sites
Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-533-3821

South Education Center, 7450 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN  55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

Phase Program Design

Strive Transition for ages 18-21

Target Population/Student Profile
The target population includes young adults, 18-21 years old, who are eligible for special education programming in the area of Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), Mild to Moderate, and have needs in the Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder (EBD) area. Students have completed their K-12 programming in a special education program.  The student often has an additional diagnosis in a mental health area and needs in  one or more of the areas of transition. Strive students need behavioral strategies that require a higher student-to-staff ratio than is typically provided in transition programs.  

Strive Transition North
Site: Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-533-3821

Sun Transition for ages 18-21

Target Population
Students aged 18-21, eligible for special education in the category of developmental cognitive disability (DCD) often in the severe/profound range, and related disability designations such as Autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and diagnosis in one or more mental health areas. SUN Transition students need an intensive and customized staff-to-student ratio, an individualized transition curriculum, and a level IV segregated school environment. For all SUN Transition students, alternate space and additional supports are be necessary to accommodate their unique social/emotional, sensory and behavioral needs.

Student Profile
Students that are referred to the SUN Transition program have either been previously served in a K-12 District 287 SUN program, or are referred due to their needs for transition programming that addresses unique, intensive, and customized special education transition programming. SUN Transition students require customized programming which includes specialized staff expertise, increased staff support with high staff to student ratios and an environmental space design that accommodates unique behavior and sensory needs.


Sun Transition North
Site: Edgewood Education Center, 6601 Xylon Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-533-3821

Sun Transition South
Site: South Education Center, 7450 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN  55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

Sun Transiton Program Design

 

Vector Basic & Vector Low Incidence for ages 18-21

Target Population
Students are young adults, ages 18-21, with special needs who are from a diverse student population background.  Students are identified with needs in one or more of the areas of transition, and have a willingness and ability to collaborate in student-centered planning. Students need age-appropriate models in a community-based setting.  They also need enhanced support in career and technical education, post-secondary training and learning opportunities.

Student Profile
Student cognitive level ranges from Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) (mild) to above average ability, have identified needs in the transition areas of employment, community participation, home living, recreation/leisure and/or personal responsibility, and organizational skills which may require a high level of staff direction and support, such as 1:1 educational assistant for behavior support and/or meeting personal needs for a portion of their school day.  Disability categories served are Physically Impaired (PI), Other Health Impairments (OHI), Hard of Hearing (HH), Deaf/Blind, Visually Impaired (VI), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most of these VECTOR students have a least one secondary disability, and typically require specialized support services such as a Sign Language Interpreter, Educational Audiology Specialist, Low Incidence Specialist (Deaf/Hard of Hearing [D/HH], Blind/Visually Impaired [B/VI], or Physical/Health Disabilities [PHD] teacher), Materials Production Specialist, Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT), Behavior Support, etc.

Vector North - Basic & Low Incidence
Site:  Northwest Tech Center, 7008 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Ph: 763-536-0872

Vector South - Basic & Low Incidence
Site:  South Education Center, 7450 Penn Ave South, Richfield, MN  55423
Ph: 612-355-5800

Vector Basic Program Design

Vector Low Incidence Program Design

Vector Program information web page

Venture Transition for ages 18-21

Target Population
Students are young adults; ages 18-21, with special needs who have significant needs with a diagnosis of a neurobiological disorder (i.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD, anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome). Most students have cognitive abilities within the average range, and need intense social emotional programming in addition to development of transition skills.

Student Profile
Venture Transition students have a history of receiving special education services in previous settings that have required resources beyond what is typically provided in most settings. These needs are due to the combined impact of their medical/mental health diagnosis and educational eligibility in special education (typically ASD). These students need a more intense level of staffing, unique social emotional and sensory strategies and have significant needs in the Transition areas: Post Secondary Education and Training, Employment, Community Participation, Recreation and Leisure, and Home Living/Daily Living Skills. Most students served in this program design require multiple and intensive services from disability specific specialists. These students can manage direction to move between classes and manage class changes and social transitions throughout the day given accommodations as is identified on the IEP.

Venture Transition Program Design

 

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