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Hopewell and Bridgepoint Academy provides direct and comprehensive transition training and support to students at all levels in our program. Each student is evaluated to determine where they fall in the spectrum of transition. Are they ready for independent paid employment or are they at an earlier stage where they need one-on-one job support? Have they decided upon a career interest and chosen colleges to attend or are they still at the initial stages of deciding what even interests them? Staff uses Choices 360 to do initial evaluations including a career interest inventory, ability profiler, and learning styles identifier. Students are then set on a course which will prepare them for life after high school. The following is a list of the highlights of our Transition Program:

Career Building

  • Career Interest Inventories
  • Career Research
  • Resume Building
  • Individualized Portfolios
  • College and Trade School Tours
  • ServSafe Class (Illinois Food Handlers Certificate)
  • Job Shadows
  • Internships
  • 1:1 Job Coaching
  • Locating and Supporting Paid Employment

Independent Living

  • Functional Assessment
  • Maintaining a Daily Schedule
  • Medication Management
  • Appointment Planning
  • Transportation
  • Cooking Essentials
  • Shopping Basics
  • Managing A Budget
  • Community Involvement
  • Healthy Living and Hygiene
  • Linkage to Adult Services


Students on the job