A collaborative pilot project involving three organizations to establish a meaningful paid career/job exploration program for high school students who have a disability. Initially based in the Bangor area, this successful program utilizes job coaches, creative resource sharing and regular check-ins with the students. Expanding to other parts of the state is being discussed.
Presenters: Janet May, MEd, Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies, University of Maine, Jeff Hooke, Vocational Coordinator, KFI, Liz Saucier, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities, Student Success Center, Eastern Maine Community College
May, J., Hooke, J., & Saucier, L. (2016, March). Summer Work for ME: Providing a Pathway for Students with Disabilities to Gain Essential Skills for Adult Life. Presentation at the MELMAC Education Foundation’s MELMAC U, The Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME.
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies