Andrus-on-Hudson Transition Program

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The Andrus Transition Program is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the Andrus Nursing Home located in Hastings-on-Hudson. It is part of the many Career Development and Occupation Study (CDOS) options provided by the District to students with the objective of preparing them for the “World of Work.” Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships.

The goal for each student participant is competitive employment. The program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent living skills to help students make successful transitions from school to productive adult life. The Andrus Transition Program involves an extensive period of training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches, and employees. As a result, at the completion of the training program, students are potentially employed in rewarding jobs throughout the community. Andrus Transition Program can bring about long-term changes in business culture that have far-reaching positive effects on attitudes about hiring people with disabilities and the range of jobs in which they can be successful.