RISE Program

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PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
THE TOOLS NEEDED TO SUCCESSFULLY
TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO
THE LIFE OF THEIR DREAMS

PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THE TOOLS NEEDED TO SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO THE LIFE OF THEIR DREAMS

As a division of Sunshine Resources, our team works with students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to ensure they receive education in life skills during school that will make transitioning into the next phase of life go smoothly. It is specifically designed to help young people with special needs live a fulfilling and purposeful life true to their dreams.

IN-SCHOOL EDUCATION

In addition to the facilitation of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) classes, Skills to Pay the Bills and Job Explore, Sunshine Resources Bright Futures facilitates five basic, core classes to prepare students for living successfully.

Life Social Skills are developed through a combination of skills, knowledge, and beliefs. In this class we will help students engage in goal-directed, self-regulated, self-directed activities. There are many components of self-determination that facilitate self-directed goals for students. This class will use a curriculum that focuses on decision making, problem-solving, goal setting, self awareness, and self-advocacy, among others. Dedicating time to skills like these benefits personal development, empowerment and independence for each student.

FROM SCHOOL TO LIFE

When students participate in RISE programs, they have the opportunity to build relationships with the people at Sunshine Resources who are going to help them see their plan through after their school career. Sunshine Resources staff are there when students develop their life plans, celebrate their accomplishments with them like graduation and provide a community of support and service to help them reach their fullest potential and live a fulfilling, joyful life.

Students are set up to easily transition from the school environment that has nurtured their development to Sunshine Resources Bright Futures program thereby decreasing disruption to routines, increasing comfort through familiar faces and gently guiding individuals to live the life they’ve dreamed of.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Tami Walls

Employment Specialist/ Community Education Coordinator