Alpha School Articles-A resource pertaining to special education in NJ
 

Alpha School Articles

Special Needs Transition Timeline Series (14-Year-Old)

The transition from special needs student to functioning adults begins with indicating goals and challenges within the already existing student’s respective IEP (Individualized Education Program), begins at the age of 14.As required by a state’s specific special education rules and regulations, the IEP is usually reviewed on a yearly basis allowing the transition plan to […]

Continue reading

Special Needs Transition Timeline (Age 18)

Congratulations! You now have an adult on your hands. However, this adult still needs our assistance as they transition into independent living.If they had applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Medicaid will come with the SSI approval. Once again, carefully review and consult with your state’s individual regulations. By now, all matters related to […]

Continue reading

Special Needs Transition Series (Age 16-17)

By ages 16 to 17, transition will include out of school job readiness in the community. We will take an interest inventory of the students at the beginning of the year and another at the end of the year. They will begin to develop a resume. Job skills training will begin.Travel safety training becomes important […]

Continue reading

Congratulations to Principal John Gonzalez

If you want to understand the mission of an RKS school, you have to get to know its people: students, teachers, administrators and parents alike. Here, we are going to get to know Alpha School’s brand new principal, John Gonzalez. Principal Gonzalez joined us as the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in July of 2016, […]

Continue reading

Volunteerism Works Both Ways

People with developmental disabilities are plenty used to being seen as the ones in need of help. By teaching them volunteerism, you might say we flip the script. Volunteering is not only beneficial to those with developmental disabilities, but to the larger community as well.Our ultimate goal is not just for our students to join […]

Continue reading