Partnerships with School Districts

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STRIVE TOPS (Transition Outcomes Program for Students) is especially designed for students who are in their 5th year of high school until the age of 22 or graduation. In collaboration with area school districts, this innovative program supports students to generalize learned skills to new settings as well as acquire additional independent living skills, provide opportunities to increase independence in the community, prepare students to transition to adult services, and offer experiences that promote social skills with students from other school districts. Access to TOPS is through a student’s IEP process.

Meeting the Maine Department of Education’s standards as a contracted service provider, TOPS offers part-time and full-time program options Monday through Friday as well as Extended School Year services for students from area school districts.

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Emerge is an extended school year experience during the summer for students who are entering 8th grade through their high school years. The program supports the maintenance of skills in executive functioning and social skill instruction while offering opportunities to transfer skills to other settings through the natural experiences within the community. Emerge utilizes research-based elements that emphasize a direct and structured approach to instruction that identify critical social skills. Students learn through modeling, role-playing and feedback. Access to Emerge is through a student’s IEP process.