“Students perform a valuable service for Town Center by folding, taping, and labeling approximately 1700 newsletters each month. It is a joy having the Enclave students come here weekly to assist us with the variety of tasks. They arrive with broad smiles and ready-to-work attitudes … It has truly been a great benefit to Town Center Community Association to be involved in the Enclave Program.”
– Patricia B. Laidig, Village Manager, Town Center Community Organization
A Work Enclave is a supervised work training program for students receiving special education. The enclave provides a transition step between school and independent work for those who need a higher degree of support or supervision.
Each enclave consists of a small group of students who perform basic, repetitive tasks under the close supervision of special education personnel. The experience enables students to achieve success in a community vocational setting while learning the attitudes and skills necessary to work independently, including:
- Using effective socially appropriate communication skills.
- Following directions.
- Sompleting jobs.
- Seeking assistance when needed.
Students must be:
- At least 16 years of age or in junior year of high school.
- Certificate (non-diploma) bound.
- Enrolled in Academic Life Skills programs or at Cedar Lane School.
Provide job tasks for group. Typical tasks include:
- Stuffing envelopes.
- Folding towels.
- Vacuuming, dusting, or other housekeeping tasks.
- Bagging groceries.
- Unpacking merchandise and stocking shelves.
- Constructing and filling boxes.
Benefits To Employer/Organization
- Gain satisfaction from helping students with special needs to achieve independence.
- Teachers oversee quality of work.
- Work provided at no charge to organization.
- School system provides transportation to job site.
Cedar Lane School – 410-888-8800