The Bridge Program will assist individuals to increase independence and to access vocational, social, and recreational opportunities in the community. The program is based on research which demonstrates that goals can best be accomplished by teaching in the setting in which skills are relevant, ie vocational and community settings.
Components of the program include:
· Assessment of the students’ current skills and priorities.
· Well developed IEP goals and objectives.
· Systematic instruction that emphasizes acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of skills.
· Planned, organized activities that are functional and age-appropriate.
· On-going systematic data collection to evaluate learning.
Goals/objectives, curriculum, instruction and activities will be developed in the following domains according to each individual’s needs, family and individual values and goals, and the student’s personal interests:
· Personal Care
· Independent Living
· Community Access
· Functional Academics
The Bridge Program is currently located on the Loma Vista Adult Education campus in Concord. The program has six classrooms, handicap-accessible restroom facilities, access to community services and public transportation. There are also two Bridge classes located at Concord High School.
Program Staff includes:
- Program Administrator
- Designated Administrator/Special Education Program Specialist
- Special Education Teachers
- Special Education Assistants
- School Psychologist
- Speech Therapist
- School Nurse
- Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist
- Adaptive Physical Educator
Administrator is Samantha Tobias-Espinosa (925) 798-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org