Valley Forge Educational Services Prepares Special Education Students For The Future With Visionary Transition Program

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Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today its successful transition model for special education students ages 18-21. The right transition program should support a student’s interest and abilities. The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC) in Malvern, PA, a division of Valley Forge Educational Services, offers students 18-21 a specialized, age-appropriate transition program that prepares them for the opportunities, challenges, and uncertainty of post-secondary education life.

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“With the right balance of special interventions, transition programs can provide the foundation needed for the change and uncertainty ahead," stated Osborne Abbey, CEO, Valley Forge Educational Services.

Valley Forge Educational Services (http://www.vfes.net), a leading expert in educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults, announced today its successful transition model for special education students ages 18-21.

“Moving from school to adult life is one of the biggest and potentially most difficult changes in life, but this is particularly true for special needs students,” stated Osborne Abbey, CEO, Valley Forge Educational Services. “With the right balance of special interventions, transition programs can provide the foundation needed for the change and uncertainty ahead. At Valley Forge Educational Services, we take an individualized, holistic approach in enabling students to successfully navigate through the life-altering transition to adulthood.”

The right transition program should support a student’s interest and abilities. The Vanguard Transition Center (VTC) in Malvern, PA, a division of Valley Forge Educational Services, offers students 18-21 a specialized, age-appropriate transition program that prepares them for the opportunities, challenges, and uncertainty of post-secondary education life. At the center, parents and students have options like:

•Post-Secondary Education Cohort: Support for students preparing to attend or currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program such as a local community college, four-year college or university, or certified trade school.
•Workforce Development Cohort: Support for students beginning paid work in the competitive employment sector or seeking community based guided work opportunities.
•Vocational/Life Skills Cohort: For students bridging to work, housing, and community support from adult agencies.

To read more about Valley Forge Educational Services’ perspective on the importance of research-based early learning programs for special education students, please read our new vision paper, “Facing the Future: Addressing the Realities of Transition for Special Education Students” at http://www.vfes.net/news-events/specialized-education-vision.

For more than 50 years, Valley Forge Educational Services has been dedicated to improving specialized education through innovative research and advanced practices for students, parents, educators, professionals and organizations.

About Valley Forge Educational Services:
Valley Forge Educational Services offers a wide variety of educational services focused on guiding learners to independence. VFES provides educational solutions for young children, adolescents and pre-21 adults ranging from K-12 school-based and summer programs to post high school (18-21) transition skills programming to clinical consultation services. VFES also offers professional support to organizations, schools and families through its Luma Center™ for Development and Learning, Summer Matters™ division, Vanguard School, Vanguard Transition Center and Professional Development and Parent Learning Series. For more than 50 years, Valley Forge Educational Services has been dedicated to improving specialized education through innovative research and advanced practices for students, parents, educators, professionals and organizations. For more information on Valley Forge Educational Services, please visit http://www.vfes.net.

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