The Oak Bay High School Transition Pilot Program is targeted to high school students with developmental disabilities, and their families, to support them in preparing and making effective choices concerning community inclusion, support programs, and employment after graduation. Working with students from grades 10 to 12, the program will create experiential learning opportunities that allow students to gain independent learning about the different possibilities open to them. The varied experiences provided â€” such as employment internships, post-secondary opportunities, volunteer participation, or other community inclusion activities â€” would allow students to make informed choices about their futures. It also allows the program facilitators to provide new perspective for individual students, their families, and others involved in their support, on each studentâ€™s potential to transition effectively after graduation, and to succeed and develop in different situations.
Funding is being requested for Phase 3 of this project, from January to June 2013.