A-6: Mrs. Roberts-McGee
A-6 is a transition classroom that primarily focuses on the development of the life skills needed when students graduate; from hygiene, cooking, self-help skills, community and safety awareness and vocational work. Our class participates in community outings which include shopping for classroom and personal items, leisure, exercise and seasonal activities such as farms and orchards. We also focus on functional communication in order to promote self-advocacy as well as address social/behavioral needs. The students within this class benefit from structured small group as well as individual instruction. In these settings, they can practice using technology or simulated situations to practice real life-skills prior to implementing them in the community such as using a crosswalk, paying for items at the cash register in a store, ordering food at a restaurant or engaging with a member of the community. Students also participate in the Gengras Center Vocational program and work at assigned jobs either within the Gengras and CARE buildings, USJ Campus or a community work team in preparation and anticipation of being part of a work team in an adult agency post graduation.
“Fight for the things you are about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg