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SPED Programs » Bridge Program

Bridge Program

The Bridge program offers 18-21 year old students Life skill training, Job skill training, Social skill training and community interaction skills.  The Bridge program is based in an off campus location in the Douglas community.  The location provides students with a realistic life experience which will help aid students in the transition process from school to adulthood.  Students take part in a variety of daily activities including meal preparation, shopping, daily household chores, work experience, community interaction and recreational activities.

Purpose and Goal:

​To serve 18-21 year old students 

To transition students from DHS to a real world environment 

Off campus location 

Social skill enhancement/training

​LAST stop on students’ educational journey

Job Training:

​Job Training/working

Soft employment skills 

Program will provide job coach/transportation

​Social skills on the job

Life Skills:

​Shopping/cooking

Budgeting

Cleaning

Personal Hygiene

Recreation/swimming

Self-Advocating

Transportation  (public/school)

​Social skill training in all above areas

Community Exploration:

​Community Outings (daily,weekly,monthly)

Fundraising activities (for year- end trip)

Community service projects (learn to give back)

​Social skill training/interaction with persons outside the program

ESY Summer program:

​Not a typical ESY program

Three activities/summer

​Social skill reinforcement/enhancement during ESY activities

Parental involvement (weekly activities)

Using technology/smart board, I-PADS

Technology social skills