Programme for the transition to adult life
Designed for mentally handicapped children, most of them are unable to master traditional school skills like reading, writing and arithmetic. They have usually been schooling in Primary and Secondary levels in a special education centre like this. Ages 16-20.
The priority objectives are to help these pupils develop the necessary conduct and habits to lead an adult life as independently as possible, enable them to use the services that society makes available to all citizens and, wherever possible, to train them to undertake occupational activities related to holding very specific and clearly defined jobs.
The curriculum is divided in three areas:
- Social and Personal independence in the daily life
Module 1. Well-being and self-care
Module 2. Independence at home
- Social and community integration
Module 1. Leisure and spare time
Module 2. Movements, transportation and communications
Module 3. Use of community services (cultural, health, sportive)
Module 4. Participation in the community living
- Vocational Training and Guidance
Module 1. Vocational Training
These pupils have, as a complement of the programme, training activities related to carpentry and gardening, to acquire basic skills to prepare them to work in Occupational centres.
Module 2. Labour Guidance
These pupils are enrolling on Programmes of Alternance Training in Occupational centres. When possible, they have their working experience in the same Occupational centre that they are going when they finish their schooling.