MCAR’s Transitioning Program works with students who are getting ready to graduate high school. We help young
adults prepare for the move from school to adult life. Our training supports the goals listed in a student’s
Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
MCAR’s staff develop activities that provide students with real-life, hands-on experiences. We coach them on how
to make decisions, solve problems, set goals, make personal choices, and become a self-advocate. Our mission is to
help the student achieve maximum independence.
Students must prepare for the real world
Our Transitioning Program prepares students for the real world. Some of the activities we offer include how
- Look for employment
- Develop a resume
- Fill out applications and forms
- Interview for a job
- Plan a meal
- Grocery shop
- Prepare and cook food
- Set up and run a household
- Be a good shopper
- Use public transportation
- Use community services
- Do laundry
- Keep healthy
- Obey the law
- Protect civil rights
- Register and vote
- Pay taxes.
Our PAES curriculum benefits students and schools
Most schools do not provide appropriate vocational training to students with disabilities. MCAR’s Practical
Assessment Exploration System (PAES) does. Both students and schools benefit from this specialized work skills
training curriculum. PAES supplies schools with the assessment information they need to meet education
With PAES, students learn the skills they need find a job in the community. These skills, along with the support
they get from our Transitioning Program team, will help them achieve their life goals.
Contact our Manager of Employment Programs at 724-981-2950 x 221 for more information about our