BAC TOP Summer Camp
June 8 - June 26
What are YOU Doing This Summer?
The Task-Orientated Program (TOP) is a three (3) week program designed to identify, nurture and create positive habits that will lead to employment for individuals with more significant challenges. The program differs from other “summer camp” programs because it has significantly less academic (sitting in a classroom) focus and is more entrenched in the philosophy that “active learning” is a more intuitive way to learn relevant job skills.
2020 Summer Transition Programs and Career Camp Offerings
June 8th – 26th, 2020
- An Informational Session
- Art Bay Work Experience
- Introduction to Work Experience
- Practical Work Applications
- Work Place Experiences
- Work Skills Assessments
Must be able to work independently, have independent personal hygiene skills and be able to follow directions. Participants must not need a personal care assistant.
BAC spring programs are for eligible high school students ages 14-21 who can work independently, have an IEP or 504 Plan and have transportation.
Pre-Registration is Required.
For More Information Contact Brevard Achievement Center at 321.632.8610 and ask for Chris Price or Mariann Sampieri
Informational Session: This portion of the program will include parents as well as the clients as we talk about the importance of working not just for economic reasons but also for self-confidence and social interaction. We will introduce parents with the option of utilizing WIPA to make sure their children can work without a loss/reduction in benefits and to better understand the process that can impact whether or not their child works.
Art Bay Work Experience: This experience has students working in the art bay where they will apply the hands-on practice to sorting by color, strengthening manual dexterity through a variety of exercises and helping the students with their overall work stamina.
Introduction to Work Experiences: This course introduces clients to the expectations of the working world. It introduces concepts such as traveling to work, being on time, understanding how breaks work and the importance of coming back from them on time and lastly, understanding the importance of working hard every day.
Practical Work Applications: These simple exercises will be done daily they include an array of different physical skill tests that can be done sitting to get them ready for the day but also for possible work experiences in the future. These include manual dexterity exercises, space recognition problems and sorting objects by size, shape, and color.
Work Place Experiences: These are broken down into two skill sets. The first is working in the production bay, where they will be working on manual dexterity, as well as how to process items, this includes some light math and counting. The second will be working in the cafeteria and practicing cleaning without chemicals, sweeping and mopping, wiping down tables and washing trays. These will all be skills that can transfer to some type of employment in the future. The goal of these exercises is not for the immediate but rather to build experience so that when the time comes to work they have built up enough experience to make it a success.
Work Skills Assessments: will present hands-on work experiences that will measure the development of each student over the course of the program. The goal of this time period is to measure where each student is in their initial skill set and how they develop over the period of the program. The importance of identifying were natural skills and areas of improvement could predict potential employment outcomes in the future. This is assuming that these skills are further nurtured at home and during the school year.