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Your tax-deductible gift to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester makes the critical difference for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism. Today we’re living the promise we made to our families in 1949: to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with developmental disabilities and give them choices and possibilities. Together with your support, we can continue to provide the rewarding programs and services our community needs and deserves. Please join us in making a difference by using our online form below.
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All gifts to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester makes you a member of our family.
Our suggested membership contributions are: $15 Individual $25 Family
Donations can be mailed directly to our office:
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
Attn: Development Department
1186 King Street
Rye Brook, NY 10573
High School Transition Services
The Transition Program offers an educationally based curriculum that is structured around training sections and learning sites in the community. Some of these sections include: Workforce preparation, Clerical and Basic Life Skills. Each area of training incorporates trips into the local community and hands on training to enhance development of skills. The core elements of workforce preparation for students with disabilities are the same as those for their nondisabled peers—awareness of interests and abilities, exposure to career options, and assessing and building skills. The only difference is that they require more extensive and individualized support from school personnel and other adults.
The three most important goals for students are to gain an understanding of themselves and their abilities, interests, and values; gain an understanding of the world of work; and acquire effective decision-making skills.
Our transition students work at the CP/W Market Place, an on-site café to develop clerical skills. Students practice retail skills including: inventory tracking and restocking, conducting point-of-sale transactions and customer service.
Life skills is a component of the program that connects the essentials of daily living with practical life experiences. Students follow a curriculum that uses various learning techniques to address social skills development, safety in the community, hygiene and grooming, and self-exploration.
Wheelchair Accessible Van for Transition Program
The BRIDGE School, a division of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, is in need of a wheelchair accessible van to transport our students into the local community as part of our transition program. At the age of 14, students start the program and create a transition plan to guide them through school and into adulthood based on what they would like and are able to do. Our students have been limited in going out into the community which makes this van essential to allow our students to have access to explore their interests. Visit our Go Fund Me page below.
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