Community Based Experiences

In by Paige Haberkorn

What are community-based experiences?

Opportunities to learn skills in the community. This prepares you for work, post-secondary education, and being part of the community. Ideally, community-based experiences...

  • Are designed based upon your dreams, interests, and goals.
  • Are arranged by you, your family, and your transition team.
  • Help you learn to get along with others and make connections.
  • Build in supports to help you succeed.
  • Happen in your community with others.
  • Include volunteering and service opportunities.

Community-based experiences result in…

  • Developing skills to communicate and get along with others.
  • Learning about yourself so that you can plan for work, school, and being part of your community after high school.