The Gateway School Transition Program is designed to foster independence through real life positive learning experiences. Each student will have the opportunity to reach their highest level of independence in daily living skills, social skills and vocational training in school while transitioning towards community based site, structured learning experiences.
Our program provides the student with the experience of working at a job within the school setting. The student’s time at work is recorded and his or her job performance is evaluated. This work experience helps the students to develop the work and social skills that are necessary prior to their placement at a SLE site in the local community.
Our students acquire school-based work experience in the following areas:
The Gateway School students are given the opportunity to have several SLE’s at local participating businesses that have agreed to partner with us. Our staff works closely with the personnel of each business prior to and during the SLE. An Employment Specialist from our school accompanies each student to the community site to assist them in performing their required tasks and also to ensure appropriate interaction with co-workers and supervisors.
The school staff is committed to assisting students in acquiring the skills that will enable them to live independently, be actively involved in their communities and to acquire the appropriate supports that they need to be successful.
To provide a safe and nurturing educational environment dedicated to the vision that individuals with disabilities are entitled to a full and meaningful life.
The school seeks to empower each student with skills for life, work, and recreation, believing that every individual possesses the dignity and potential to contribute to a better world.