Cape May County Special Services School District is committed to providing a quality education that enables all students to become contributing and valued members of society.
The programs for students with multiple disabilities educates and provides related services to students from ages three through twenty-one with cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
Learning environments provide practical instruction designed to focus on mastery of skills required for employment. Program options provide personal, social, and work experiences aimed at successful living and working within the community.
The programs for students with multiple disabilities was designed to enable students to benefit from a full program of functional academic instruction aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Direct classroom instruction, use of daily living apartments with laundry service, and full use of the community are components of this program. In addition to core academic subjects, students participate in art, music, social skills, therapeutic recreation, and physical and health education.
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are provided as prescribed by each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Most students in these programs participate in the state-mandated Alternative Proficiency Assessment.
Programs for students with multiple disabilities include various settings appropriate to individual needs.
Community-based instruction allows students to attain appropriate workplace skills, achieve exposure to aspects of an industry, and develop transferable skills. Teachers reinforce technical, occupational, and work-related skills on the job site and in the classroom. Students also learn to travel on public transportation. Job coaches assist students in obtaining and maintaining employment.
All students and families are linked to adult service providers so they can continue to receive the supports needed to succeed in life.
For students enrolled in programs for students with multiple disabilities, inclusion settings and program placement options are available through local school districts with the support of the CMCSSSD inclusion specialists.
Programs for students with multiple disabilities components include:
Independent Living Skills
Personal Management Skills
Functional Application of Skills
Self-Advocacy Skills Development
Career Exploration, Tours, and Job Shadowing
Group and Individual Internships
Linkages to Adult Support Services
Job Development and Site Identification