As stated in the Alabama Transition Standards, transition is an ongoing process as young people move from adolescence to adulthood. It is not a single event, activity or assessment, but a process that involves continuous assessment, planning, instruction and evaluation. Students, parents and educators should consider current and future environments in the areas of work, education, living and social, as well as the skills required to perform successfully in those environments (Alabama Transition Standards, 2011, 2014).
At Helen Keller School of Alabama, we strive to equip our students with the skills necessary to perform in their future environments after graduation. Our students’ needs are unique and their educational plans are individualized to address their own transitional needs. After graduation, some students may return home and participate in a day activity program; others may find a job, and live independently in a group home or with their families. At Helen Keller School of Alabama, we want our graduates to leave with a strong sense of self-worth, equipped with an education uniquely designed to help them meet their full potential.