Transitions School to Community Program is now accepting referrals for the fall! Space is limited and fills up quickly. The program helps special needs teens and young adults continue on their path to adulthood. Speak to your Special Education contact at your child’s high school about obtaining a referral to the Transitions Program at LARC. Students must be at least 18 and still enrolled in high school to be eligible for the program. Call Lou Ann Roberto, Transitions Coordinator at 860-482-9364 x350 for more information!
In LARC's School to Community Transitions Program, you will spend time identifying personal goals, and acquiring the skills needed to attain those goals. Programs are customized to your unique strengths, abilities and your individualized education plan (IEP). We work collaboratively with you, your parents/guardians, and your school district to determine and implement the most effective strategies, empowering you to achieve your full potential. Major emphasis is placed on developing employment, social thinking, self-expression, life and interpersonal skills, and self-advocacy.
Areas of focus include: Employment and Career Planning
Exploration of jobs & career interests
Real work of real pay
Post-Secondary ed options
Preparation for Accuplacer College Placement Test
Independent & Daily Living Skills
Personal finance and budgeting
Accessing public transportation
Personal health & wellness
Community Fitness Program
Universal Design for Student Transition
Specially designed instruction
Practical math application
Current events and community awareness
Reading and language arts
Individualized Behavior Supports
Positive classroom environment
Consequence based learning
Stress & anger management
Anxiety reduction strategies
The Staff The staff of Transitions believes in a team approach and consists of a program coordinator, certified special education teacher, transition/vocational coaches, behavior specialists, clinical counseling, support and related services consultants. We consult with CT State agencies including DDS and BRS as needed for planning and provision of adult services upon graduation.
The Location Transitions is located in state-of-the-art space at LARC (314 Main Street, Torrington). The classroom includes a fully equipped kitchen, Smart Board, laundry area, and accessible restrooms. The community of Torrington and surrounding towns serve as the "extended classroom".
For More Information To learn more about Transitions, please fill out the form below, contact Lou Ann Roberto, Transitions Program Coordinator at 860-482-9364 x350.