Life Roles Transition Center

The Life Roles Transition Center (LRTC) provides individualized educational and community-based programming aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the National Transition Standards. The program serves students ages 14-22, many of whom are working on or have completed their MCAS-Alternative Assessment requirements and are pursuing certificates of completion.

LRTC is designed to provide students with individualized evidence-based educational, transition, and therapeutic services that range from functional academics to community-based instruction, meaningful internships/work experiences, and learning skills related to independence in recreation/leisure activities. Instruction in functional academics, activities of daily living, self-advocacy, employability skills, social skills development, pragmatic language skills, and community-based experiences are all part of the Transition Center’s commitment to support students as they develop competencies that will assist them as they transition to adult life. The individualizes, coordinated set of activities and instruction provided to each student is designed to maximize independence and enable each student to become successful, valued, and productive members of society.

Ongoing transition assessments are completed to identify and prioritize students’ interests, preferences, strengths, and needs. Data gathered from formal and informal assessments are used to develop a comprehensive individualized action plan with post-secondary goals for instruction, employment, and community experiences all tailored to each student’s unique skills and interests. Continuous monitoring of student progress is conducted to help students acquire the skills necessary to achieve their desired post-secondary outcomes.

Supervised school and community-based life experiences are an integral part of a holistic approach to transitioning students from school-based educational experiences to community-based adult living experiences.

LRTC offers 10-month programming with the option of Extended School Year Services and 12-month programming based on each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Related services may include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Services, Orientation and Mobility Services, and Behavioral Consultation. These services are provided based on the recommendations made by the members of each student’s IEP team.