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Transition Services

Career and transition services support students as they prepare to transition to a variety of postsecondary options.

  • South Carolina High School Credential - The SC High School Credential allows students who may have the inability to complete required high school coursework and may need an alternative option.Students with disabilities are able to demonstrate their ability to transition into the work community through the coursework of this credential.

  • Community Based Instruction -   Community-based Instruction or CBI is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community engagement with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience with a greater emphasis on reciprocal learning and reflection.It is believed that educational assets and resources are embedded within all communities that educators can use to enhance learning experiences for students. 

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Job Coaches

  • Project SEARCH - Coming August 2023! Project SEARCH was developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a research environment that fosters visionary thinking and innovation. It all began in 1996, when Erin Riehle was Director of Cincinnati Children’s Emergency Department. Erin felt that, because the hospital served individuals with developmental disabilities, it made sense that they should commit to hiring people in this group. She wondered if it would be possible to train people with developmental disabilities to fill some high-turnover, entry-level positions in her department, which involved complex and systematic tasks such as stocking supply cabinets. As a starting point, Erin presented her ideas to Susie Rutkowski, then the special education director at Great Oaks Career Campuses. Erin and Susie formed a partnership that was instantaneous, and together they launched Project SEARCH. Since its inception, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site at Cincinnati Children’s to a large and continuously expanding international network of sites. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

  • Transition Toolkit is provided by the Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs with funding from the South Carolina Department of Education. Input on the content of this Toolkit has been provided by area stakeholders that include parents, educators, service providers, agency representatives, medical professionals, disability advocacy groups, and other community members.

  • TASC (Transition Alliance of South Carolina) The Transition Alliance of South Carolina (TASC) is spearheaded by the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine. Utilizing funding and support from the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Special Education Services, TASC partners and project staff housed at the Center for Disability Resources developed an infrastructure to support local interagency transition teams.  Project activities are focused on providing interagency teams the resources to increase their capacity to collaboratively and effectively serve students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult-life.