Sertoma Centre’s School Transition Program provides vocational evaluations for high school students, who are age 16-22 with developmental and learning disabilities, and emotional or behavioral disorders who are preparing to enter the work force. The goal of the evaluation is to help the student be informed of their strengths so they can make a successful transition from the school environment to the work place.
The objectives of the vocational evaluation program are to assess current vocational abilities and social functioning, and to identify conditions which represent barriers to the vocational process. In addition to vocational and social assessments, the evaluation process may also include testing of academic functioning and learning style. The vocational evaluation process incorporates assessments such as physical capacity, psychological, social, vocational, cultural, assistive technology and interest inventories to generate the final report. Other service providers may also contribute diagnostic evaluations of speech impairment, hearing impairment, vision impairment, and comprehensive psychological testing.
1. At least sixteen (16) years of age but not yet twenty-two (22).
2. Enrolled in or eligible for a public school Special Education Program.
3. Diagnosed with a developmental, learning, emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disorder.
4. Willingness to participate in the vocational evaluation process.
5. Individual expresses interest in community employment.
6. Able to give informed consent to participate in the Vocational Evaluation Program him/herself or through a guardian.
7. Funded by the school district.
IEP Team will convene to discuss programming needs as requested and or needed.
1. Vocational evaluation has been completed and no other services are requested.
2. Individual and/or guardian expressed desire to terminate the vocational evaluation process.
3. Individual relocates and is unable to complete vocational evaluation process.
4. Funding is terminated.
• Work Sample Testing
• Psychometric Testing
• Situational Assessments
• Skill and Aptitude Testing
• Computerized Interest Testing
• Career Exploration
• Work Hardening/Tolerance
• Assistive Technology Recommendations
• Evaluation Report
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Population(s) Served: High School students (age 16 through 22) with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, mental illness, behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, physical disabilities, dually diagnoses DD/MI or others, etc.
Hours/Days of Service: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Frequency of Services: Students can attend on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on their need.
Payer Source: Local school districts or private pay.
Fees: There is a $600.00 fee in addition to the day program daily rate.
Referral Sources: Local school districts and families.