Thank you for wanting to make a difference…
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been providing opportunities to people interested in volunteering and we work together to create an in impactful time spent that works with your scheduling needs. Your time and energy can make a difference to individuals with disabilities. There are various opportunities of interest to volunteer including reading to our school students, singing and dancing at karaoke, playing or teaching sports, cooking, and helping out at our special fundraising events. Volunteering not only impacts our individuals but also the volunteer, by meeting new people and seeing the importance our agency has in the community.
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester provides many internship opportunities that can fit your school requirements. While making a difference in our individual’s lives, you will also be gaining knowledge and awareness that will help further your education. We offer various internships in clinical therapies including OT, PT, and Speech as well as fieldwork experience for student teachers and administrative support including HR& Staff Training, Finance, Information Technology and Marketing, Public Relations and Event Planning.
Your time and talent can make a difference to individuals with disabilities; for more information please contact:
Director of Development & Public Relations
(914) 937-3800 ext. 215
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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