St. Clair County RESA offers a wide variety of programs that include opportunities for students of all ages and abilities. Specifically, RESA’s Next STEP program gives adults with disabilities ages 18 to 26 the skills and work experience they need to build productive lives of their own. This Thursday, November 14, from 5 to 7:30, RESA is inviting prospective students or employers who might benefit from workers of this background, to stop by SC4’s College Center for an open house. This transition program through RESA helps meet the educational needs of all county students.
The program was established four years ago, and it replaced the Transition Program, formerly operated by the Virtual Learning Academy of St. Clair County. Next STEP which stands for Student Transition Experience Program, recently relocated to classrooms on the campus of St. Clair County Community College. Deana Tuczek, RESA’s Director of Special Education, said Next STEP focuses on developing employability, community involvement, and independent living skills for the students. The program enrolls around 30 students.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.