One division of our Specialized Learning Communities (SLC) is our Transitional Skills program at Bridgewater. This program is home-based out of New Jerusalem Church on Bedford Street. Due to the close proximity to Bridgewater State University, many of our students are able to access numerous programs to include taking college courses.
I have loved being part of the Bridgewater program! Taking classes at BSU with my peer mentor is helping me continue my education.”
– Bridgewater Student
EXCEL – PAC is a Partnering District with Bridgewater State University’s Excel Program. This program allows PAC students to have a college experience locally while peer mentors help guide through classes at BSU. PAC started participating in this program in 2016 and it’s popularity has grown since. We even have some students who have applied for residential living at the BSU campus after participating in the day ICEI program.
Self Advocacy Leadership Series (SALS) – The Self-Advocacy Leadership series is a training that provides education and training support to people with disabilities. SALS is a 9-week program and offered through Bridgewater State University.
This series seeks to help people improve their skills in the areas of decision-making and leadership. This series provides opportunities to connect people with disabilities to self-advocacy networks as well as expand a person’s social network. Read more about on the Program Brochure.
Transitions at Bridgewater (T@B) Program – The T@B program at Bridgewater State University is a collaboration between several public school districts and BSU. The students attend a lesson every other Friday throughout their calendar school year. Each lesson is instructed by a Special Education teacher from one of the partnering districts. The students attending the T@B sessions throughout their academic year develop skills in career-planning, employment, self-advocacy and new life skills.