Phoenix-Talent schools were previously working with the Ashland School District to help disabled students but now will begin their own “transition program”. In the state of Oregon, students with disabilities can be enrolled in school until they’re 21 or receive their diploma, whichever comes first.
The transition program will help disabled students ages 18 to 21 gain the life skills they need to become more independent.
“It provides experience to transition into what it means to live in our community and navigate the systems in our community, anywhere from using the public transit system to finding and navigating the job market,” Brent Barry said.
The program will start in the fall and will be housed in a new property owned by the school.
Devin Gooden graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism.
She has spent most of her life in Atlanta, Georgia and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Business Management.
When she’s not reporting, Devin practices yoga, reads thriller novels and loudly cheers for her beloved Georgia Bulldawgs.