Transition and Work Experience Supports for Youth with Developmental Disabilities
The Work Development Team (WDT) 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 WDT works within 8 high schools in Calgary providing supports to one CBE programs:
- 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 Work Development Team:
- 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.