Did you know that Round Lake Area Schools CUSD #116 offers a Transition Program for students with disabilities, until the age of 22? The District has worked diligently in bringing back students from the Special Education District of Lake County into an in-house stellar program and the community work that the students have been a part of this year has been outstanding!
Some of the work that our students have been involved in this year has reached out into the community. This winter, students from the Transition Center held a Pet Drive! Students asked staff members of RLAS-116 for donations of pet items.
The project culminated in a class trip to Save-A-Pet in Grayslake in February. Students took 120 donated items, including pet food and toys to the shelter. During their visit, they learned about employment and volunteer opportunities as well as how to adopt a pet. Students were able to interact with pets and learn about the responsibilities of being a pet owner. Save-A-Pet was so thankful for this donation and the kids learned so much throughout the process.
In February, students from the Transition Center embarked on a new initiative, a Valentine’s fundraiser! Students designed, packaged, and sold Valentine’s Day note cards. The students raised approximately $350 selling 70 packs of cards to school district staff. Proceeds from this sale will be used to support future community mobility trips.
A Transition program is designed for students with disabilities and provides a critical support system for children during their transition into adulthood. This program helps students decide what skills they need to develop to live and work in their community after high school. Students are exposed to a variety of community experiences, including job-site training, job shadowing, work experiences, banking, shopping, transportation, counseling, and recreation.
If you would like additional information about this program, please contact Heather Bennett, Public Relations Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-270-9007.
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