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Region 14 Transition Academy


Region 14 Transition Academy is designed to:

  • Increase independence
  • Improve self-determination/advocacy skills
  • Improve social and communication skills
  • Provide community work based learning, vocational training and employment opportunities
  • Prepare for post-secondary education opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for learning and socialization with same age peers
  • Increase community access and mobility
  • Engage with adult services
  • Develop recreation interests


Program Components

  • Individualized Transition Plans - Each student’s program is specifically tailored to his/her individual needs and goals as outlined in the individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
  • Post-Secondary Education - As deemed appropriate and in accordance with an IEP, students will learn how to become a positive self-advocate to participate in post-secondary education and will practice strategies needed for postsecondary education.
  • Independent Living Skills Development - Staff provides instruction and evaluation of daily living skills to allow for independent functioning in a variety of environments (home, school, work, and community).
  • Integrated Related Services -Each student will receive related services as appropriate based upon their Individualized Educational Plan. The related services team may consist of an occupational therapist, speech-language therapist, physical therapist, counselor and nurse as needed.
  • Self Determination and Interpersonal Skills - Students will be taught strategies to manage stress and anxiety, mood fluctuation, sadness and/or frustration. Students will learn strategies to improve concentration, self-discipline, and motivation.
  • Transportation/Mobility within the Community- Students will be provided instruction and problem- solving strategies for using transportation options within the community.
  • Recreation and Leisure Activities - Students will develop necessary skills to live within the community and utilize recreation/leisure resources while developing the necessary skills to be good citizens.
  • Vocational/Employment - Students will participate in work-related activities (i.e.: job readiness, social skills) that will enhance employability and enhance career options.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Complete High School graduation
  • Require special education services
  • Be between the ages of 18 - 21


Contact Us:

Dina Ericson - Director of Student Services, Regional School District 14

Phone: (203) 263-0416

Download the RTA Brochure