Project STRIVE (Specialized Transition Recreation Independent Living & Vocational Experiences) is an adult transition service for 19-21 year-old young adults in the School District of Elmbrook with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The program focuses solely on transition goals and priorities to further develop independent living skills, social communication, vocational abilities, and recreational activities. Project STRIVE will work with various outside agencies, such as the Department of Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, local transportation agencies, and community businesses. Project STRIVE will coordinate training from an apartment within the community.
- Independent Self-Care Skills: Ability to take care of personal hygiene with minimal assistance
- Community Safety: Ability to follow directions and exhibit safe behavior.
- Socialization: Ability to interact with adults and peers in all environments: the apartment, community and a vocational setting
- Completed high school graduation on requirements and must be 19 to enter Project STRIVE (start dates September 1 or first day of second semester)
- Vocational skills: Eligible for services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) or open to volunteering in the community
- Independent Living Skills: Ability to participate with moderate adult supervision and assistance
- Family Participation: Families/Guardians expected to participate in meeting upon request, possible fundraising efforts and reciprocate communication as requested
- Families and students will tour and STRIVE instructors or District Transition Coordinator will be involved in IEP meeting discussions to determine eligibility