Spotlight Resources: Calais Adult Transition Program
Excerpts from: The Calais School Website – CAT Program
The new Calais Adult Transition Program gives high school graduates ages 18-30 who have: an IEP, 504, documented disability, or “hidden disabilities” which are defined as mood disorders, anxiety, depression and autistic spectrum the support they need to succeed. The program offers a highly personalized and holistic approach in a range of areas including academic and career support as well as therapeutic counseling in a planned environment.
The Calais Adult Transition Program is structured so that adults interested in attending college, vocational training and/or work have professional support to help them navigate challenges that often arise due to their disabilities. The program gives eligible participants a place to access additional assessments, life planning skills, advocacy services, job and school coaching, mental health counseling, case management, socialization support and tutoring.
The program structured so that those interested in attending college-level classes, work, or a combination of both, can do so with the professional support needed to navigate the challenges that often arise due to their disabilities. A hub of additional resources and supports are also offered which include:
- access to additional assessments
- life planning skills
- advocacy services
- job & school coaching
- mental health counseling
- case management
- socialization support