Community Transition

Many of our Core Curriculum graduates choose to continue their studies through the third year Community Transition Program. As they enter this new plase of independence they move into new living spaces, apart from residential assistant support, continue some seminar-style classes and usually begin the job search process.

Classes

Frequency

Description

Money Management

Weekly

  • Manage bank account
  • Budgeting
  • Paying bills
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Individual appointment as needed
  • Reading a paycheck stub
  • Insurance needs
  • Preparing for income taxes
  • Consumer issues and choices

Business Communication

Weekly

  • Work attitudes, habits and behaviors
  • Personality Characteristics
  • Getting along with others
  • Communication skills at work
  • Workplace discrimination,
    harassment, stereotyping, diversity
  • Weekly job logs
  • Daily work tasks
  • Areas of difficulty at work
  • Advocacy skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organization skills
  • Work goals and evaluation
  • Advocacy skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Work goals and evaluation

Supper Club
Community Access

Weekly

  • Planning and entertaining
  • Social skills and etiquette
  • Age appropriate activities and community resources
  • Accessing the community
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Cooking
  • Social conversation

Fitness

Weekly

  • UAB Rec Center
  • Personal fitness plan
 

Computer Class

Weekly

  • Computer skills
  • Online news sources
  • Online source for activities/events
  • Business letters/resume
  • Excel spreadsheets

Advising:

Weekly

  • Goal setting
  • Problem solving skills
 

Apartment Site Visits

Weekly

  • Daily living skills
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Use of appliances, nutrition, cooking
  • Emergency contact numbers/plans
  • Organization and time management
  • Health management skills
  • Transportation routes
  • Community safety

Supported Employment

Ongoing

  • Self assessment activities/inventories
  • Job search process
  • Essential functions of the job
  • Accommodation plans
  • Job maintenance
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Regular work site visits
  • Job analysis and evaluations

Leisure Activities:

Ongoing

  • School activities available, such as UAB ball games, kickball, Aktion Club
  • School events such as spring dance