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Students apply the communication, social, vocational, and life skills learned in the school environment to settings in the community. A typical day includes multiple activities of limited duration to address needs in the areas of work, independent living, and recreation. Instruction and supeervision in the community are provided by a job coach or special education teacher to students working in small groups or individually as appropriate. Support for community activities is also provided by speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and special education staff when appropriate. *
Students may elect to participate in biweekly Community Service projects through the auspices of the Leo Club, sponsored by the Milford and Orange Lions Clubs. Community Service is performed in small groups and gives students the opportunity to experience new settings, develop new skills and contribute their efforts for the good of the community. Support and supervision are provided by special education teachers, job coaches, and other school staff who work alongside the students.
* The Foundation School Community Work Study and Community Experience programs operate under a wage and salary exemption from the Connecticut State Department of Labor that permits students to contribute their time, without pay, in return for the opportunity to experience different occupations and develop vocational and work-related skills. Students are not paid for participation in these programs.