ADHD Job Transition

Fulfill Your Dream: Acquire Employment & Independence Skills

Transition Extension provides real life, community-based activities and experiences to support students with Developmental Disabilities ages 18 and beyond to actively engage in the community, self-advocate, attain supported employment, and maximize independence skill. It supports students in gaining the confidence needed to reach their individual potentials and transition successfully to supported employment, independent living, trade school, and/or technical college.   Transition Extension is individualized and student-centered, outcome-based, and inclusive. Students participate in a coordinated set of activities and experiences which promote natural consequences, safe risk taking, and increased independence skills.   Coordinated transition activities include:

  • Brief morning classroom meetings for instruction in independence, social thinking, functional academic, and job readiness skills as well as transition planning activities and connecting with supported employment services;
  • Volunteering in the community;
  • Exploring and practicing community living, community transportation, and community leisure;
  • Practicing personal management;
  • Real job shadows, job coaching, and jobs

Sample Student Schedule (will vary) Monday through Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:00 Arrive by district or private transportation Arrive by district or private transportation Arrive by district or private transportation Arrive by district or private transportation
10:00 – 12:30 PM Class MeetingLife Skills VolunteerNorthwest Harvest Class MeetingLife Skills VolunteerGoodwill
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch @ NHS Lunch Out   (restaurant) Lunch @ NHS Lunch Out (restaurant)
1:30-2:30 PM Physical Fitness Walk to   Bus Physical Fitness Walk to Bus
2:30 – 3:30 PM Life SkillsShopping at grocery store LeisureBowling Life SkillsVolunteering at King County Library LeisureStarbucks
3:30 – 5:00 PM Prepare meal/snack SLP/OT (if applicable) Research at King County Library Social Activity/Outing as a group
5:00 PM District or private transportation District or private Transportation Private Auto Private Auto

Students arrive on the NHS campus for a brief classroom meeting with their teachers and then leave campus where the community becomes their classroom for increasing job readiness, independence, social, volunteer, adult living, transportation, and leisure skills.   As Transition Extension students, families, and teachers make student connections with DVR, King County DD, and supported employment vendors, students will complete job shadows, receive job coaching, and acquire real jobs.