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STEP Program (Transition for ages 18-21)

S.T.E.P. is a program designed to help adult-age students with disabilities learn both vocational and home-living skills, providing the students with the greatest opportunities for an independent and fulfilling future. Each student in S.T.E.P. has an individualized program based on specific goals and objectives as determined by the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team.

It is a secondary special education program designed for students who:

  • Are 18 - 21 years old
  • Have a variety of disabilities
  • Have a current IEP
  • Have significant transition needs
  • Do not have a high school diploma

The main areas covered by S.T.E.P. include:

Jobs & Job Training

  • Career Exploration
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Job Search and Retention Skills
  • Employer / Employee Expectations
  • Job Training Opportunities
  • Employee Rights / Self Advocacy

Daily Living

  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Housing Options
  • Finances and Budgeting
  • Home Maintenance
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Health and Safety

Community Participation

  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Consumer Skills
  • Driver’s Education
  • Safety and Vulnerability
  • Functional Reading and Math

Recreation and Leisure

  • Life-Long Fitness
  • Planning and Participation
  • Social Skills
  • Team-Building Activities

Post-Secondary Education

  • Researching Post-Secondary Options
  • Accuplacer Preparation
  • Collaboration with Outside Agencies
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    For more information on the STEP program,
    contact Chad Erichsrud at 651-982-8651