One of the unique elements of the Linwood School program is the inclusion of transition planning for our students. Whether the student’s IEP specifies a return to his/her neighborhood school or, for the older student, a plan for employment or community residential living, Linwood has the staff, resources and partnerships to address these needs.
Adult Services at Linwood is an option for a number of our students. If we feel that our Adult Services Program is not the best fit, we work with the student and his/her parent or advocate to identify services that are appropriate when the student becomes an adult. Transition planning begins at the age of 14. The focus on adult services for individuals with disabilities is to facilitate as much independence as possible and to provide guided opportunities, based on each individual’s wants and needs. Employment, volunteer work, and participation in community-based recreational activities are all part of life-long learning.
Linwood partners with local school systems, the Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Developmental Disabilities Administration, and our own Adult Services Program to accomplish seamless transitions into adulthood.