Pathways 16-18 Years

 

PATHWAYS 16 – 18 YEARS

 

Our Pathways program is for students aged 16 years to 18 years who have a moderate to profound intellectual disability, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or multiple disabilities.

 

The Pathways Program has been developed to provide a link between school, adult services, further educational opportunities or supported employment. We aim to maximise each student’s post school potential, allowing positive and successful integration into post school options.

 

The core curriculum consists of English/ Maths, Personal and Social Development and Community Engagement. There are also a number of Pathways electives which include Hospitality, Horticulture, Sensory and Industry Related Skills.

 

Students in the Pathways program may also have the opportunity to participate in the Bridge Award.  The Bridge Award is specifically designed for young people with disabilities and was developed in conjunction with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  The students are assisted to choose a program of activities according to their personal needs.

 

In the final year of schooling, families are supported by school staff in evaluating and selecting appropriate adult placements or alternative opportunities for their child.  A graduation dinner is held for our final year students and their families which has proved to be a very successful night and particularly rewarding for students, families and staff.