Success at our new Community Transition Program!
It is my pleasure to announce a new program offered through collaboration with Mt. Angel, Silver Falls and Cascade School Districts. The East Marion Regional Community Transition Program provides services to 18-21 year olds that have recently graduated with a non-standard diploma (Modified, Extended or Certificate of Attainment). These services are targeted to meet the goals and needs of the individual. Some of the services that are provided include:
- Work readiness
- Job search and applications
- Interview skills
- Job tours and shadows
- Volunteer work experience/unpaid internships
- Coordination with Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Transition Program, County DD other service providers
- Assistance signing up for public programs
- Assistance with registering for training programs and Community College
- Coordination with disability/tutor services at Community College
- Public transportation training
- Driver’s permit studying
- Money management
- Communication and Self Advocacy
- Independent living skills (cooking, home care, etc)
- Community social activities
- Adult fitness classes
This is an exciting expansion to our already existing program and allows for sustainability. It allows for more tailored instruction for our adult services and partnerships with community businesses.Erica GordonSpecial Education DirectorSpecial Education ServiceMt. Angel School District is proud to be able to provide quality special education services to students with disabilities. Students in kindergarten through age 21, who meet eligibility criteria under the law (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA) and demonstrate educational need, receive special education services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Mt. Angel School District operates under the following beliefs:
- Special education services should be brought to the student within the least restrictive educational setting.
- Students with disabilities should have access and exposure to rich instructional, curricular, and social opportunities that general education offers.
- Special education students will be held to rigorous academic standards and expectations.
- Staff are committed to being accountable for meaningful student progress.
- Parents are essential partners in educational decisions.
Child Find is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education and related services. Child Find covers every child from birth through age 21. The school must locate, evaluate and serve children who have needs in the area of cognitive, motor, social, behavior, speech/ language, hearing, or vision.
Birth to 5 Years of Age
For children between birth and five years of age who are suspected of having needs in one or more of the above listed areas, contact Erica Gordon at 503-845-2345 or by email at Gordon_erica@mtangel.k12.or.us
Kindergarten to 21 Years of Age
For students from Kindergarten through age 21 who are suspected of having needs in one or more of the above listed areas, or if you have questions about services, contact the special education director of the child’s resident school district listed below for more information. If you are not sure in which district the child lives, contact Erica Gordon at 503-845-2345 or by email at Gordon_erica@mtangel.k12.or.us.