Cooper Home is a collaborative effort between students, parents and the community to assist students in moving toward natural supports within the community and the work site while fostering independence.
- Services: Job development and coaching, training in work-related skills, independent living preparation, daily living and social skills training, assistance with navigating outside agency services, guidance with higher education, assistance accessing public transportation, leisure and recreation activities and other individualized services. This is a two year program.
- Eligibility: Students ages 18-21 who are currently receiving services through PSD Integrated Services and demonstrate transition needs in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are eligible. Students must be interested in community-based education and have completed credits required for graduation prior to entering the program. It is preferred that students have taken at least two semesters of ACE in high school prior to participation.
- Application: Students should work with their high school social worker, counselor or case manager to arrange transition plans and to see if Cooper Home is right for them.