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Community Access Program

CAP assists Grade 13 students with special needs in their transition to adulthood.  During this graduation year, these students work to achieve their goals of successful independent/semi-independent living.

We work with student-parent teams to help students fulfill their dreams for the future - how they would like to be living when they reach their mid-20s.  Those dreams often centre around the answers to crucial questions.  Where will I be working?  Where will I be living?  Who will I be living with?  How can I get around in the community?

To this end, we help students with community work experience placements, provide in-school classes to help with important life skills, and assist them with resume building, budget preparation, shopping, and city bus transportation.

We provide twice weekly physical education programming at Strathcona Gardens with our gym, swim and skate program.  We also complete a variety of physical education opportunities as they arise in the community including gymnastics, nature walks and rock climbing.

Students may also work at the Brew Crew, a microbusiness at Robron Centre serving coffee, tea, and homemade soups and pastries.  The products are made in our kitchen and sold at our Brew Crew counter and at the School board Office.  The students learn practical shopping, baking, cooking and serving skills on a daily basis.

The transition to adulthood is challenging.  We help students make a plan - in pencil because it will change - that they can take with them and that will  help them feel more confident in the choices they make.

"Since coming to robron, our son has found a plcae to belong and an opportunity to experience long-term success for possibly the first time in his school career.  He is excited about school each day and is very prioud of his work experience (at the Brew Crew).  He is also giaining many valuable skills and is lookiing forward to his graduation from Robron in a few weeks!"