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Transition Co-Op

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Who are we?

Transition Co-Op is a community based Bend-La Pine School District program serving young adults ages 18-21 years old with transition needs.

TC Mission:

Transition Co-Op's mission is to enable students to achieve their personal adult goals through training and community experiences in the areas of self-advocacy, employment and life skills. Our students strive to be active contributing members of the community.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed 4 years of high school.
  • Have graduated with an alternate diploma.
  • Currently eligible for special education services.

What We Do?

Transition Co-Op is a student driven program. We strive to help students build greater independence through the classes and community experiences we offer:

  • Personal Budgeting
  • Communication Skills
  • Shopping/Cooking
  • Health & Fitness
  • Housing
  • Public Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Food Handlers Certificate
  • Daily Planning
  • Social Navigation
  • Community Service
  • Internships
  • College Connection

We Support Students By...

  • Creating an ongoing dialogue about defining their personal adult goals, which looks different for each student.
  • Offering new experiences in the community that align with and support personal student goals.
  • Facilitating opportunities to practice self-advocacy.
  • Building collaborative partnerships with local businesses, relevant support agencies/services and fellow community members.
  • Respecting where students and families are in the transition process.

Contact Us

2500 NE Twin Knolls, Suite #210
Bend, OR 97702

Phone: 541-355-5630

Fax: 541-355-5639

Assistant Director, Special Programs
Josh Marks
541-355-1060

"TC helps me to be the adult I want to be!" - Student, 2019
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Transition Co-Op Brochure

Download the brochure HERE.

Who is Eligible?

  • Students should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed 4 years of high school.
  • Have graduated with an alternate diploma.
  • Currently eligible for special education services.
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