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About Focus Beyond

About Focus Beyond Transition Services

About Our Program
Focus Beyond Transition Services is a special education program that works with young adults ages 18-22 who have unmet special education needs. The program offers on-site seminars and community-based activities and experiences in which students have the opportunity to explore their employment, post-secondary, and independent living skills. Our goal is to increase independence at an individual level, so that the young adults with whom we work can be active members of their community. Focus Beyond has an enrollment of approximately 235 students, with licensed special education teachers and related services staff, paraprofessionals, and work-based learning coordinators. Our program also has partnerships with a variety of community sites, agencies, and service providers. Focus Beyond connects special education, vocational education, and community agencies to provide transition planning and services for students up to age 22.

Mission Statement
Focus Beyond's mission is to provide transition services through collaborative partnerships that guide students through individualized pathways, promoting life-long learning as contributing members of their community.

Who is Eligible?
Students are eligible for Focus Beyond if they currently receive special education services and their IEP team has determined a need for continued support and transition services in order to meet goals and objectives related to transition.