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Congratulations to our Special Olympics Basketball Team!

First & Second Place Finishes at Regionals! 



Transition Center Overview:

The Transition Program is for Joliet Township High School Students who need intense transitional supports to develop vocational, community, and independent living skills.  The program will provide learning opportunities both in the classroom and in the community. 

In the classroom, teachers will utilize the Project Discovery Curriculum to meet the students’ vocational needs.  The Project Discovery Curriculum provides a hands-on approach to learning marketable vocational skills.  With the Project Discovery Curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of career areas.  In addition, the Skills Training System Component provides 90 hours of instruction in one of ten career areas.  Teachers will utilize this curriculum to also enhance job prep skills and independent living skills.

Each student will have their own plan and schedule that best meets their transitional needs.  These plans could include internal job development opportunities, paid job sites, the Joliet Junior College Vocational Food Service Program, the USF Career Cluster Program, and a variety of community trips that will prepare them for the adult world.

Independent living skills development will be hands on.  Students will be responsible for grocery shopping, budgeting for shopping, making their own lunches, cleaning, and personal care.  In addition, students will gain a better understanding of time management, access to community resources, and public transportation. 

Students will become their own self advocates.  Students will learn the skills necessary to run their own IEP meetings.  They will be able to identify their strengths, interests, skills, and areas of improvement and present to their team.  Students will be an integral part in evaluating their progress on goals.




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Will-Grundy Counties Resource Directory


Travel Training Brochure


Transition staff



Aktion Club News:

On Saturday, September 30th, several members of the Aktion Club participated in the Special Olympics Plan Pull at O'Hare Airport.  The team, comprised of 20 members pulled an airplane in 20.81 seconds!!  The team raised $1,640 for Special Olympics and took home the Team Spirit Award for their "Bling" theme!

The Club is meeting every other Thursday at the JTHS Transportation Center Training Facility. The Club is service focused and is looking forward to working with a variety of area organizations. If your organization is in need of volunteers, please contact the Transition Center at 815-727-6807.

Check out the Joliet Herald News article on the Transition Center!


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