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Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind (MSA)

School to Adult Life Transition

Minnesota State Academy for the Blind

400 6th Ave SE, Faribault, MN, 55021

(507) 384-6700

Website

https://www.msa.state.mn.us

Service Details

Description

Coordinated activities are provided to students to teach the knowledge and skills needed for post-school activities. This can include such things as employment, further education and training, community experiences or living independently.


Additional Information

Transition program is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition from the world of school to adulthood.


Transition related and special activities and programs include:
* Academic support
* Career readiness and work experience
* Independence and living skills
* Community involvement


About This Location

The Minnesota State Academy for the Blind (MSAB) transition program is designed to prepare students to make a smooth transition from the world of school to adulthood.

Transition related and special activities and programs include:
* College testing
* Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) at local college
* State Services for the Blind participation in transition planning for students as appropriate
* Academy Plus Transition Program for students 18-21
* Referral to appropriate outside agencies or service providers

Prepares students for employment, independent living and post-secondary education and training

Some classes with transition curriculum are required for all high school students, while others are electives chosen to meet student needs.

Areas covered include:
* Braille
* Visual efficiency skills
* Assistive technology
* Blindness awareness
* Careers
* Orientation and mobility
* Personal care and home living
* Money management, banking
* Cooking, shopping, nutrition
* Social interaction skills
* Self-advocacy, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
* Job interviewing, job seeking and keeping
* Volunteerism and participation in the community
* Work experience program
* Planning recreation and leisure activities

Additional activities and programs, incluidng after school programs, are available.

Features

  • Area Served by County
    • Aitkin County 
    • Anoka County 
    • Becker County 
    • Beltrami County 
    • Benton County 
    • Big Stone County 
    • Blue Earth County 
    • Brown County 
    • Carlton County 
    • Carver County 
    • Cass County 
    • Chippewa County 
    • Chisago County 
    • Clay County 
    • Clearwater County 
    • Cook County 
    • Cottonwood County 
    • Crow Wing County 
    • Dakota County 
    • Dodge County 
    • Douglas County 
    • Faribault County 
    • Fillmore County 
    • Freeborn County 
    • Goodhue County 
    • Grant County 
    • Hennepin County 
    • Houston County 
    • Hubbard County 
    • Isanti County 
    • Itasca County 
    • Jackson County 
    • Kanabec County 
    • Kandiyohi County 
    • Kittson County 
    • Koochiching County 
    • Lac qui Parle County 
    • Lake County 
    • Lake of the Woods County 
    • Le Sueur County 
    • Lincoln County 
    • Lyon County 
    • Mahnomen County 
    • Marshall County 
    • Martin County 
    • McLeod County 
    • Meeker County 
    • Mille Lacs County 
    • Morrison County 
    • Mower County 
    • Murray County 
    • Nicollet County 
    • Nobles County 
    • Norman County 
    • Olmsted County 
    • Otter Tail County 
    • Pennington County 
    • Pine County 
    • Pipestone County 
    • Polk County 
    • Pope County 
    • Ramsey County 
    • Red Lake County 
    • Redwood County 
    • Renville County 
    • Rice County 
    • Rock County 
    • Roseau County 
    • Scott County 
    • Sherburne County 
    • Sibley County 
    • St. Louis County 
    • Statewide 
    • Stearns County 
    • Steele County 
    • Stevens County 
    • Swift County 
    • Todd County 
    • Traverse County 
    • Wabasha County 
    • Wadena County 
    • Waseca County 
    • Washington County 
    • Watonwan County 
    • Wilkin County 
    • Winona County 
    • Wright County 
    • Yellow Medicine County 
  • Specialization
    • Blind or visually impaired 
    • Deaf or hard-of-hearing 

Area Served

Statewide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (507) 384-6700

Last Update

3/8/2024

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