The Transition Planning Team (TPT) is a partnership with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) to provide services and supports for youth with disabilities to transition from adolescence to adulthood. The TPT works within 15 high schools in Calgary providing supports to three CBE programs:
- ACCESS (Attitude, Community Competence, Elements of Academics, and Social Skills)
- ALP (Adapted Learning Program), and
- PLP (Paced Learning Program) programs. The goal of these programs is to prepare students with cognitive disabilities for transition to adult life in the community.
The TPT augments the students’ classroom learning with a guided process for holistic person-centered planning in the areas of: employment, further education, financial needs, community participation, independent living, transportation, relationships, recreation/leisure, health and safety, self-advocacy/future planning, communication and self-determination.
The TPT also:
- provides training to teachers and educational assistants to gain the skills and tools that are required to support students in developing skills in the area of work experience and transition planning
- pursues volunteer and workplace opportunities for the students. These opportunities allow the students to gain transferable work skills, explore a variety of possible fields and develop their portfolio and résumé prior to completing senior high school.