Transition for Schools

CVI Transition services address the 5 main core elements of Transition, serving students ages 16-21. What is unique about CVI is that we offer options in how these services can be received. All Transition plans are student centered and designed to meet the specific needs and interests identified by the student and family members. CVI works closely with the student, family members and school incorporating IEP goals when appropriate into the Transition plan. CVI provides a combination of classroom instruction and an opportunity for hands on application and activity.

  • Transition Hub Program – Students program daily on-site at the Transition Hub. The Hub is equipped with a class room that provides a fully functioning kitchen. This set up allows students an opportunity to receive classroom and hands on instruction in Home and Daily Living. The Transition Hub instructor is a licensed educator and holds a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Education. The instructor is Deaf and uses sign language as the main mode of instruction.
  • Transition Hub (time limited) – Students may program on-site at the Hub on specific scheduled dates and time.
  • One on One Basis – Students can receive Transition services on a one to one basis within their school district. Students do not need to attend the Hub in order to receive Transition services from CVI.

Students who participate in the CVI Transition services receive training and instruction in the following areas but are not limited to:

Home & Daily Living

  • Shopping
  • Budgeting & finance
  • Housing
  • Self-care and time management
  • Cooking
  • Personal safety

Recreation & Leisure

  • Awareness of different social organizations and recreational clubs.
  • Identifying hobbies and interests.
  • Sports and physical activities.
  • Arts and entertainment.
  • Planning events with friends and family.

Community Participation

  • Knowledge of accessing health care and follow up.
  • Public transportation options and training.
  • Accessing community resources and services.
  • Exploring or establishing community affiliations.
  • Participate in neighborhood or community activities.

Jobs and Training

  • Job Seeking Skills training
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Paid-work experiences
  • Job Shadows
  • Internships (on a case by case basis)
  • Job Placement
  • Job Coaching

Post-Secondary Education & Learning

  • Reading, writing and math.
  • Partner with the student, family members, the school and post-secondary education institution in preparing and supporting the student towards their academic goals.
  • Assist the student in finding an education program that meets their needs and goals.
  • Partner with students and family members in the transition to vocational rehabilitation services, if needed.
  • Assist in the transitioning of the student towards integrating into the community, if needed.

If you are interested in learning more about our Transition services please contact:

Wendy DeVore, Organization Executive
651-492-7346 (voice)
651-705-6955 (VP)