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Orono Transition Program Mission Statement

We will gain knowledge about ourselves and the communities we live in by participating in life experiences in a non-judgmental, safe environment. This will help us to learn as we overcome our challenges; these experiences will give us confidence and knowledge we need to help us succeed, make responsible decisions regarding our “direction” and “purpose” in life, contribute to our society and live a life of independence and success.

The Orono Transition Program is for young adults with disabilities between the ages of 18-21 years who have continuing transition needs as they progress from high school to living and working as independently as they can in their communities. The content of the program focuses on the five transition areas that prepare these students for independent life:

  • Employment and Job Training
  • Independent Living
  • Community Participation
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Post Secondary Training and Planning

Using person-centered planning, coordinating services with adult-based service agencies and the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, Transition Services help students achieve their goals by providing individualized instruction, training and support based on their assessed needs.

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Post-Secondary Resource Guide for students with disabilities