• Special Education Transition Programming

    DSE  

    Program information:

    Transition Coordinator:
    Carolyn Harris (charris@apsk12.org)

    Transition Teachers:

    • Lisa Oglesby- Grady Memorial Hospital (loglesby@apsk12.org)
      • Transition contact for West Region (Mays, Douglass, Washington)
    • Sheena Varghese- Capitol Commons Café at Sloppy Floyd (Sheena.Varghese2@apsk12.org)
      • Transition contact for North Region (North Atlanta, Grady, Jackson)
    • Mallory Henson- Café Aquaria at Georgia Aquarium (mallory.henson@apsk12.org)
      • Transition contact for South Region (South Atlanta, Therrell, Carver)

    Restaurant Transition Program:

    • Sloppy Floyd - Capitol Commons Café
    • Georgia Aquarium - Café Aquaria
    • A 1-2 year non-paid restaurant internship that targets students whose main goal is supported or competitive employment after graduation or aging out of public school.
    • The program is designed for students ages 18-22 with varying disabilities (MOID, MID, AUT).

    Healthcare Transition Program:

    • A 1 year non-paid transition program with the ultimate goal of preparing students for competitive employment in the community.
    • This program is designed for students with disabilities ages 20-22, eligible for Medicaid Waiver services, who will benefit from an intensive vocational internship.

    What’s needed to participate in the transition program?

    • Completed Transition Referral Application
    • DBHDD Region 3 Letter of Eligibility
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Referral
    • Completed high school graduation requirements 

    Interns will learn:

    • To acquire marketable skills to increase opportunities of joining the workforce
    • The importance of commitment to a job and showing good work ethic
    • The importance of teamwork and getting along with coworkers
    • To respect safety regulations of the workplace and abide by them at all times
    • To respect direction from others and be able to work independently
    • The importance of proper dress, hygiene, time management, cell phone use and reliable transportation

    Resources:

    Atlanta Public Schools Key Transition Resources

    Transition Program Referral Packets

    Medicaid Waiver through DBHDD

Last Modified on February 26, 2019