Cape Organization for Rights of the Disabled

Bridges to Success

“Bridges to Success will serve transition age individuals with intellectual or learning disabilities by providing them with the tools that will help enable them to achieve their full potential.

Bridges to Success will offer an individualized service plan designed to provide each participant with the necessary skills to secure meaningful employment or post-secondary education. Bridges to Success will also include mentors who provide one-to-one interaction and remain involved with participants for one year following the completion of the program. CORD anticipates that 90 students will graduate from Bridges to Success over the course of the grant. The program will focus on 17-26 year olds with intellectual and learning disabilities. The project will encompass a person-centered planning approach in which participants are involved in the decision-making process and make choices about their life.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Hyannis, MA
AMOUNT: $125,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://www.cilcapecod.org


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