The staff at Westbrook strive to help our students and their families achieve the most out of life, both during their time at Westbrook and as they look toward graduation. Our transition counselors help students to identify, research and make plans for their future.
Transitioning into the adult world can present challenges for young people and Westbrook students often require unique programming and planning. Activities are based on the student’s individual needs, preferences, and interests. Staff works closely with school district personnel, parents and external agencies (such as: OPWDD and ACESS-VR) to provide individual transition planning for students with the explicit goal of maximizing independence.
Our students achieve these goals through supervised field work experiences and regular participation in community-based activities, as well as, college and work exploration, learning independent skills through community assessments, and plan/shop/cook classes.
Adaptation, communication and real world experience are pillars of the academic experience that Westbrook provides. Since its inception, Westbrook has worked to develop strong partnerships in Westbury and the surrounding towns. Current and past internship options include but are not limited to:
- All About Cats
- Arbors Assisted Living
- Best Buy
- Hicks Nursery
- Holiday Farms Grocery
- Law Offices of Kaplan and Kaplan
- L.I. Children’s Museum
- Mineola Library
- Office of the Mayor of Westbury
- Post Avenue Bootery
- SCO Family of Services
- Sew Time
- Willis Ave. Hobby Shop
- Young Peoples Camp of Nassau County
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