The Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401 (EPCUSD 401) Transition Program provides a skill-building, classroom- & community-based program to support participants, aged 18-21 in the attainment of independent/daily living skills, vocational/employment skills, post-secondary education & training, and self-advocacy/self-awareness. The focus of the EPCUSD 401 Transition Program is on the following:
Increase independence in adult living situations
Improve self-advocacy and awareness skills
Improve social and communication skills
Increase leisure, recreation, and life skills and opportunities
Experience work-based learning and volunteer work
Prepare for community living and participation
Transition programming is determined by each participant’s individualized education plan goals and objectives, and instructional activities are driven by individual participant outcomes. The transition program is a non-credit program. Participant success is measured by progress toward their individualized goals and objectives. Transition does not operate on a bell schedule. Participant schedules are based on real time and therefore each participant comes and goes based on his or her individualized schedule.