Important: Because of Covid-19, our High School Transition program is temporarily on-hold. Please contact us directly for more information.

High School Transition Services

The ACE-IT Transition Program was developed in the summer of 2016 as a collaboration between the Port Townsend School District, the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Program, Fort Worden PDA, and Cascade Community Connections (formerly ACE-IT) with the goal of maximizing student’s opportunities for independence.

Our postsecondary Transition Program is for students ages 18-21 who have completed their high school requirements and wish to further develop skills in job training and independent living. These students are moving towards the promising and challenging day when they will step into the adult world and begin gainful employment. Through a series of targeted internships, our students are presented the opportunity to acquire competitive, marketable and transferable skills which will enable them to apply for related employment upon the program’s completion.

Goals for individuals

Graduation is a crucial juncture in every student’s life. Cascade’s Transition Services help to assemble the building blocks necessary for success, preparing our participants for a positive employment experience and more independent existence.  Students work one-on-one with a job coach, typically in an integrated setting, off campus, developing strategies that will help them succeed in their designated vocational field.

Interns gain skill development in:

  • lInterpersonal communication
  • lTask prioritization
  • lTeamwork
  • lCustomer service
  • lOrganization
  • lActive listening/Taking direction
  • lProblem solving/Decision making
  • lPositive work ethics/Motivation

How to get started

Contact us today to learn more about our High School Transition Services.

Important: Because of Covid-19, our High School Transition program is temporarily on-hold. Please contact us directly for more information.

High School Transition Services

The ACE-IT Transition Program was developed in the summer of 2016 as a collaboration between the Port Townsend School District, the Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Program, Fort Worden PDA, and Cascade Community Connections (formerly ACE-IT) with the goal of maximizing student’s opportunities for independence.

Our postsecondary Transition Program is for students ages 18-21 who have completed their high school requirements and wish to further develop skills in job training and independent living. These students are moving towards the promising and challenging day when they will step into the adult world and begin gainful employment. Through a series of targeted internships, our students are presented the opportunity to acquire competitive, marketable and transferable skills which will enable them to apply for related employment upon the program’s completion.

Goals for individuals

Graduation is a crucial juncture in every student’s life. Cascade’s Transition Services help to assemble the building blocks necessary for success, preparing our participants for a positive employment experience and more independent existence.  Students work one-on-one with a job coach, typically in an integrated setting, off campus, developing strategies that will help them succeed in their designated vocational field.

Interns gain skill development in:

  • lInterpersonal communication
  • lTask prioritization
  • lTeamwork
  • lCustomer service
  • lOrganization
  • lActive listening/Taking direction
  • lProblem solving/Decision making
  • lPositive work ethics/Motivation

How to get started

Contact us today to learn more about our High School Transition Services.