Transition Services


Transition Programs

Project Victory (Vocational, Instruction, Community, Training, Opportunities, for, Youth) is a program that strives to prepare students for financial, personal, and social independence by ensuring that they develop appropriate work ethics and behaviors. Project Victory is designed to provide work related experiences for students with disabilities by developing social, emotional, and employability skills essential for employment and success in the workplace. This is a half day program in the worksite and half day at school in the classroom. Current sites include hospitals, Publix Supermarkets, the Airport Marriott Hotel, School Board Administration Building, Miami International Airport, Heartland of Kendall and the City of Hialeah. Contact Nick Chang at



Project BRIDGE (Building Recreational Independence and Developing Gateways to Employment) is a partnership between Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Shake-a-Leg Miami to provide students with mild to moderate cognitive  disabilities with specialized instruction in the field of Marine Sciences, boating, and recreation. This Project is supported by the Nature Links consortium, a group dedicated to increasing access for all individuals with disabilities to all the recreational/environmental experiences that Miami has to offer. Contact Kelly East at



Project SEARCH is a one-year, worksite-based school-to-work program for youths with developmental and/or physical disabilities in their last year of high school eligibility. MDCPS has implemented this program in collaboration with the City of Miami in the Riverside Government building, ZooMiami and City of Hialeah City Hall.



Project Panther LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is a postsecondary transition program for students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).   It is a partnership with Florida International University (FIU), Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), and Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. Project Panther LIFE will prepare students with (ID) to complete a well-planned, structured, and individualized curriculum with a system of supports.  It is a non-degree seeking certificate program and will include academic mentoring, peer coaching, faculty advising, and job coaching.




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