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The STRIVE Program

The STRIVE Program is designed to be a comprehensive community-based transition program that will provide services to Stratford’s disabled young adults who have completed their academic requirements. Students eligible for this twenty hour a week program, which includes classroom activities, on-the-job training, prevocational skills assessment, career interest inventory, and community experiences, should share some common characteristics. These students should display an interest, motivation, and desire:

  • To explore vocational experiences.
  • To manage personal schedules, banking, and transportation.
  • To utilize services and supports within the community.
  • To learn adult life skills necessary for supported or independent living and employment.
  • To address strengths, needs, issues, weaknesses, and work towards realistic goal
  • To increase their level of independence through self-advocacy/strategies.