JobSpan

The Day School's JobSpan program provides coordinated and comprehensive training, and assessment opportunities, for students with special needs. Typically these students are within three years of graduation and between the ages of 18 -21. Related services can be provided on a consultative basis.

Students most appropriate for this program may include those with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and autism. These young adults may present with a variety of needs, which include limitations in adaptive behaviors such as communication, social and daily living skills, complex medical conditions, and behavioral needs.

Eligible students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:
• Motivation and ability to work/complete tasks over a sustained period of time (> 30 minutes)
• Basic skills such as following directions, making choices, participating in a group, and self-advocating/expressing wants and needs
• Ability to walk or use manual/power wheelchair

To inquire about a student's eligibility for JobSpan, please contact Cindy Morelock at [email protected]

JobSpan Objectives
• Career development and workplace preparation
• Targeted assessments and job/volunteer placements focusing on student preferences, strengths, and potential
• Increased employment and/or volunteering exposure
• Targeted skills tracking across in-school and outside-school job/volunteer sites
• On-going dialogues and information-sessions with actual and potential employer
• Functional English/Language Arts and Math Skills related to identified job/volunteer opportunities
• Recreation and leisure opportunities
• Community participation and connections
• Partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Work, ETC (Work, Evaluation & Training Center)
The Work, ETC Program provides a comprehensive assessment that focuses upon identifying and building upon a student's skills, strengths, readiness to work and participation in meaningful activities within the community. Job readiness and student interest and preference surveys are administered as well as the tracking of student progress in a variety of job sample areas which include the following:
• Office and data management
• Retail and materials management
• Food service: serving/delivery/hosting
• Custodial and janitorial
• Auto detailing
• Gardening and landscaping


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