The NEXT STEPS program contracts with school districts to provide transition services for students with
Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
to experience DDD adult Day Habilitation services as they age out of the entitlement of education programs.
LEE Services contracts with School Districts to provide Transition Services to Students ages 18 through 21 with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
Next STEPS is a community-based Supplemental Transition Education Program for
Students (STEPS) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to meet their
individualized education program (IEP) transition goals
and provide linkages to post-school options
A smooth transition for students (IDD) existing the education system at age 21 is more
likely to occur if representatives from adult services are involved in the transition
process. The Next STEPS program provides a coordinated set of activities designed to
be within a results-oriented process, focused on improving the academic and functional
achievement of students and support the facilitation from school to adult-life.
The Next STEPS program includes transitioning students ages 18-21 with IDD. Through
a contractual relationship with school districts students and their caregivers gain
experiences with adult services in areas that include, but are not be limited to the
and Interaction Skills