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.