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​Brevard Public Schools Transition Programs & Resources

Welcome to Transition Services

Transition services is a coordinated set of activities for a student with a disability:

  • Designed to be a results-oriented process to facilitate the student’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation

  • Based on the individual student’s needs, taking into account the student’s strengths, preferences and interests

  • Including instruction, related services, community experiences, employment and other post-school adult living skills

Transition services are coordinated at the school level.  If more information is needed about the transition process, please contact: 

  • Terry Matson, Transition Resource Teacher                            633-1000 ext. 549
  • Kathy Petrie, Teacher Trainer for Transition Services              633-1000 ext. 514
  • David O'Brien, Coordinator for ESE Program Support            633-1000 ext. 575

              

 

 

​BLAST: Brevard Learners Achieving Successful Transition

The B.L.A.S.T. Program was designed to meet the needs of Exceptional Education Students who are 18-22 years of age. The B.L.A.S.T. program focuses directly on transition opportunities and postsecondary goals of students who have deferred their diplomas. 

 

This student driven/teacher led program strives to promote the development of skills in the four main domains of transition: Independent Living, Vocational and Employment, Personal and Social, and Recreation and Leisure.

 

Members of the B.L.A.S.T. program participate in a variety of Brevard Public Schools transition programs, such as Community Based Instruction and Community Based Vocational Experiences. Members also participate fully in all aspects of developing and implementing a school based enterprise. Through hands-on learning centers and labs, members gain knowledge and experience in a variety of independent living skills and self-determination skills.

 

BLAST (Brevard Learners Achieving Successful Transition)      To visit the individual websites for BLAST programs, please use this link for the Edline Page through Brevard Public Schools

 

 

Project SEARCH

For a Project SEARCH application, please contact David O'Brien at obrien.david@brevardschools.org  or (321) 633-1000 ext. 575

 

Health First 

 Cape Canaveral Hospital

Holmes Regional Medical Center

City of Palm Bay

Employment Training Center- City Hall

 

 

Transitioning to an Adult Day Training Program

The transition from high school to an adult day training program takes place during the last year the student attends Brevard Public Schools.  At least 6 months before the student ages out of or leaves Brevard Public Schools, the student's teacher, parent/guardian, student and representatives from selected day programs will attend an IEP/Transition meeting to discuss options and the progression of the transition.   Other district and agency personnel may attend as well. 

During the transition meeting, a transition plan may be created to promote a smooth transition to the selected program.  The school system and the selected agency will work together to slowly transition the student into the new program.  The IEP Transition team will decide what supports are necessary to ensure a smooth transition.  Based on the decision of the IEP team, Brevard Public Schools may provide transportation to the program, support personnel, and funding for the program for a set period of time, usually 2-6 weeks before the student ages out of Brevard Public Schools.  Beginning on the student's 22nd birthday, the family assumes responsibility for transportation and funding.  Funding may be private pay or through the Med-Waiver​ Program if applicable. 

The parent and student are encouraged to tour programs of interest, to assist them in making the best decision for the student, before the transition meeting.  Please feel free to use the Adult Day Training Programs list below to set up tours.

​Location​Adult Day Training Programs (ADTs)​Contact
​Titusville​East Coast Contract Industries

​(321) 268-4388

http://communitysupports.org/ecci.php

​Rockledge​Bridges

​(321) 690-3464

https://mybridges.org/ 

​Rockledge​Brevard Achievement Center (BAC)

​(321) 632-8610

https://bacbrevard.com/

​Cocoa​I CAN: Independence Community Access Network ​(321) 863-5286
​Melbourne​I CAN: Independence Community Access Network​(321) 863- 5286
​Palm Bay​Easter Seals

​(321) 723-4474

http://www.easterseals.com/florida/

​Rivers Edge​Rivers Edge

​(321) 727-7337

http://www.riversedgedaytrainingprogram.com/

 For questions specific to the process for transitioning to Adult Day Training, please contact

  • Kathy Petrie, Teacher Trainer for Transition Services              633-1000 ext. 514