Pathway to Independence

Pathway-to-IndependenceOur Pathway to Independence transition program provides the opportunities and instruction for our secondary students to transition successfully to adulthood.  The students develop the skills and confidence to face the responsibilities and changing roles as emergent adults.

img_academics_pathwayPathway to Independence guides students toward establishing independence, preparing for and attending post secondary education or training, as well as choosing a career.  Students will also develop important social networks, learn to effectively participate in their communities, and manage their healthcare and financial affairs among other critical life skills.

The program provides instruction across Daily Living Skills, Self- Determination and Interpersonal Skills, and Employment Skills. Our comprehensive curriculum is a combination of classroom and community-based instruction which allows EA to customize the program to meet individual student needs. The students participate in a wide range of learning activities containing 94 vital transition skill sets.

The students’ goals are to master the necessary skill sets which will allow them to make a seamless transition from high school to their post secondary settings in adulthood.

Highlights of Pathway to Independence include:

  • Social/Emotional skills training
  • Personal finance and budgeting
  • Supported employment opportunities
  • Pre/vocational training
  • Mobility
  • Independent living skills