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CREC offers both in-district services and schools that meet the needs of your transition services. Our results-oriented process to improve both academic and day-to-day functional achievement of all students with disabilities ensures movement from the classroom to post-secondary education, vocational education, and employment.

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Transition and Job Coaching

CREC offers a variety of school-to-career and school-to-post-secondary education services to support district transition efforts. Expert consultation is available for school program development, integrated community programming services, and for future planning and IEP planning for 18-21-year-old students.

Schools and Programs Offered By CRECSchools and Programs

John J. Allison Polaris Center

The Polaris Center has evolved into a comprehensive treatment center offering a myriad of quality educational and clinical programs for students from kindergarten to post-high school transition. Specialized programming and services include academic instruction by highly-qualified special education teachers, supportive counseling and case management, behavioral intervention and support, a school-based health center, and vocational/transition experiences.

River Street School

RSS provides comprehensive academic and life skills curricula for students aged 3 - 21 who present with a variety of behavioral, communicative, and neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorders, identified genetic syndromes such as Fragile X, metabolic disorders, and those students with dual diagnoses. The Vocational Services Department provides additional skills development as appropriate and transitional training to students turning 21. Programming is designed to deliver successful learning experiences commensurate with each student's developmental and cognitive level. Our multi-disciplinary clinical staff supports programing through daily collaboration with instructional staff, family consultation, interagency coordination, and professional development training for other professionals.

STRIVE (Southern Transition Real-World and Independent Vocational Education)

The STRIVE Program is a community-based program for students with disabilities ages 18 to 21 years old. Students will spend a portion of their day developing independent living, social, and employment skills. The students will also participate in a community-based work experiences based on their strength's, interests, and preferences.

Services Offered By CRECWe Offer

Instructional Methods for Exceptional Learners

CREC offers a variety of customized workshops to assist districts in developing and refining academic, social, and behavioral inclusion practices for Pre-K through grade 12 and transition classrooms.

Transition and Job Coaching

CREC offers a variety of school-to-career and school-to-post-secondary education services to support district transition efforts. Expert consultation is available for school program development, integrated community programming services, and for future planning and IEP planning for 18-21-year-old students.

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