Transition Services
Students and their families work closely with teachers and C.E.S. vocational transition specialists to design and implement individual transition plans. Transition planning must begin "not later that the first I.E.P. to be in effect when the child turns 16, or younger if determined appropriate.
Transition planning looks at a student's strengths, interests, and preferences to create a plan for a student's future. Transition goals are developed as part of student's IEP through the process of a Planning Placement Team (PPT) meeting. Transition planning areas include:
  • Employment
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Independent Living
  • Building a Bridge
  • Transition Tool Kit (Click for an Autism Speaks tool kit)

Workplaces in the Community

Students in our school-based programs have several work and volunteer experiences in Greater Bridgeport.
Our off-campus job training sites include:
Learning Services Department
Regional Center for the Arts (RCA)
School Readiness Program
Six to Six Magnet School
Transition Office
Our volunteer opportunities include:
Bridgeport Public Library
Beardsley Zoo
First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield
YMCA, Bridgeport and Trumbull
St. Joseph Center, Trumbull
Community Training Sites:
Burger King
Dance Studio
JC Penney's
Jennies Pizza
Mobile Veterinary Clinic
Trumbull Pets
Uno Pizzeria
Blanchette's Sporting Goods
Chartwells at Sacred Heart University
Dollar Tree
Irene's Flower Shop
Giove's Pizza
Orange Research

In-House Work Experience

Our students in-house work experience includes:
  • Attendance Collection
  • Attendance Data Entry
  • Buzz Delivery
  • Buzz Typing
  • Cafeteria Clean-up
  • Cafeteria Set-up/Tray Collection
  • C.E.S. Mail Delivery
  • Laundry
  • Lindeman Cleaning
  • Muffins & More Break
  • Muffins & More Cart
  • Muffins & More Cleaning
  • Muffins & More Lunch
  • Muffins & More Shopping
  • Muffins & More Sign Posting/Removal
  • Office Cleaning
  • Payroll
  • Recycling
  • School Store
  • Staff Room Cleaning
  • Swap & Shop
  • Trash Collection

Vocational Training

Vocational/Transitional Training includes:
  • College application process
  • Applying and studying for the SATs
  • Accessing resources for college planning
  • Completing job/school applications
  • Job shadowing at sites in the community
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Career Awareness
  • Job Training in the community
  • School-Based Enterprises (Muffins and More and Cooperative Cleaners)