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    Building Real-life Independent Daily Living and Gainful Employment Skills

    Seattle Public Schools' BRIDGES program is designed for young adults with disabilities ages 18-21 who continue to need special education services outside of a 9th-12th grade setting/curriculum in order to meet their own unique post-secondary transition goals. Certificated special education teachers, with training in functional special education services, are delivery case managers.

    The vision of the BRIDGES program is a world where young adults with significant disabilities are living their adult lives as productive, independent, and engaged community members. The mission of the BRIDGES program is to provide learning opportunities that build vocational, social, and independent living skills.

    This is accomplished through a combination of direct instruction and community-based activities through one of four:

    BRIDGES Programs (click here)

    BRIDGES Information Night!

    On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 BRIDGES held its annual Information Night at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence.  It was a record turn out!  BRIDGES transition teachers, staff, and adult-service agency providers shared information and answered many questions.  If you did not attend the Info Night, you can still learn more about the BRIDGES program by exploring this website, speaking with your student's IEP case manager, regional program specialist, or contacting BRIDGES staff: Department Contacts.



    11th Annual King County School-to-Work Transition Resource Fairs
    March 17 and 30, 2018
    More information coming soon.

    Eligibility and Enrollment Process

    With the BRIDGES Program adult students have the opportunity to build their skills with a variety of tasks and projects at locations such as the Washington State Talking Book and Braille Library, Swedish Hospital, community food banks, local businesses, or the Emergency Feeding Program.  Our Eligibility and Enrollment Process web page can help you get started to determine if this program is a good fit for your student. Read more about BRIDGES eligibility and the overall enrollment process.

    General Program Information

    From how to engage in related special education services to managing transportation needs during the program visit our General Program Information web page.

    BRIDGES Programs Slide Show

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    Contact us

    Special Education, MS 31-680
    John Stanford Center
    for Educational Excellence
    2445 3rd Ave. S.,
    Seattle, WA 98134

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