Real World Program
Transition Activities and Instruction
The Real World Program is a post-secondary option for qualifying young deaf adults ages 18-22 years of age. Eligibility is determined by the IEP team.
Money Management: Counting money, comparing prices, paying for items, budgeting pay, writing checks, paying bills, using a debit card, maintaining a balance sheet, banking, reading statements
Basic Skills: Telling time, using the internet, self care
Vocational Skills: Develop vocational skills through instruction and work experience
Work Experience: Off-campus supervised work experience at various locations and in a variety of jobs including work enclaves and piece work IE: Assembly line
Job Readiness: Writing resumes, practicing interview skills, completing job applications and time cards, projecting pay, and exploring job options
Job Retention: Appropriate behavior, personal hygiene, and professional dress in the workplace
Supported Employment: When appropriate, students may participate in a WorkAbility subsidized work experience.
Life Skills: Using public transportation, understanding street safety, stranger awareness, shopping for food, clothing, and other items, ordering from a menu at a restaurant, following schedules, making appointments, and exploring living options for the future
Domestic Skills: Planning and preparing simple meals, using a dishwasher, washer, and dryer