Developmentally Delayed & Special Needs
Feedback from Transition Specialist, Bethel HS:
The more we can present such vital information to our students, especially the ones with special needs, the better. Your examples of how [these issues] affects their lives and those in their families…how it applies to them at their job sites and in their community…are important. They are comfortable enough with you to share their stories and experiences. Sometimes you can’t tell by looking at them if they got it or not, but when you review later with them, you can see the information they have grasped.
We offer programs to any age of developmentally delayed or special needs students. Core curricula are taught by specially trained staff. Emphasis is placed on skills development such as self-advocacy and healthy assertion; and definition of healthy standards of behavior within the context of sometimes unhealthy societal and peer pressures. . For example, we offer the Healthy Relationship Series for special needs students, but to their comprehension level. These programs are currently offered for high school or young adult age. Our high school transitional programs for 18-21 year olds are offered as part of WCSU’s Western Connection Program.