Transition Services

Work Readiness Academy

Students enrolled in UCESC’s Work Readiness Academy not only learn about expectations for employment, but also about healthy lifestyle choices. The program has placed an increased focus on health and wellness this year. Students are participating in a weekly, gentle yoga class led by an instructor from Ashrams for Autism based in Morristown. The students are learning how basic yoga poses and breathing techniques can help keep their bodies and their minds healthy!

Additionally, UCESC has partnered with the Strength and Fitness Club based in Cranford. Students visit the gym twice per month on Friday mornings. While at the gym the students are learning about the benefits of regular exercise including how to properly use cardiovascular machines, nautilus machines, and free weights. The students are tracking their exercise time, along with the number of sets and reps completed.

If your school district is interested in learning more about how to partner with UCESC's Transition Services Department, please contact Josh Bornstein, Director of Special Projects at jbornstein@ucesc.org or (908) 233-9317, Ext. 246.


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