Transitional Living Program
 
The CCIU Transitional Living program helps students with special needs prepare for life after high school.
 
An innovative program, Transitional Living places students in a real world setting so that students may become fully participating members of their communities.
 
Experienced teachers in a nurturing environment create an atmosphere in which students gain the confidence and the skills to accept more responsibility and to live independently.
 
Community as classroom:
Since the goal of the Transitional Living program is to prepare students for life after school, their classroom is the community in which they live.
 
Instead of reporting to school each day, students meet at "their apartment," fully-furnished apartment located in a residential building in the heart of West Chester or Kennett Square.
 
Students then take on the shared responsibility of apartment life, such as:
  • Household chores
  • Meal preparation
  • Budgeting expenses
  • Greeting visitors
  • Answering the phone
Teachers who care:
Our teachers have been chosen for their skill as educators and for their compassion as people. You will find only the most dedicated, highly-qualified and genuinely caring men and women among our staff.
 
An education for life:
All students in the CCIU Transitional Living program participate in real-life experiences necessary to become full members of their communities. In addition to the independent living skills students develop by maintaining an apartment, students also learn skills necessary participate in everyday life activities such as:
  • Using public transportation
  • Going to the public library
  • Opening a bank account
  • Shopping at local businesses
  • Applying for a job
  • Enjoying leisure activities
Transitional Living main features:
  • Independent living experiences
  • Interaction with the community
  • Self-care skill building
  • Job training and work experience
  • Real-life community participation
Who can participate:
Special needs students 18 to 21 years of age enrolled in a Chester County public school district.
 
For more information, please call Lisa Tzanakis, Supervisor of Special Education/Community Based Instruction 484-237-5212