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    Building Real-life Independent Daily Living and Gainful Employment Skills

    Life is more than just workSeattle 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 our: BRIDGES Programs

    Map of BRIDGES classroom locations 2019-20

    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.

    To start the BRIDGES enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year, a student's IEP team case manager completes the B-PASS assessment and turns it into BRIDGES Supervisor, Sherry Studley at srstudley@seattleschools.org. The B-PASS was due on March 15th, 2019.  Call Sherry Studley at 206-252-9934 if you have questions.

    Student working at Children's Hospital

    Project Search at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington!

    We are lucky to have two BRIDGES 1 Project Search programs for students in their last year of school-age eligibility who are DDA-qualified and want to work.  One program is well-established and embedded with Seattle Children's Hospital.  It was recently honored with the State of Washington Governor's Employer Award.

    BRIDGES 1 Project Search at Seattle Children's receive Governor's Award

    The other program is in its second year and embedded with the University Of Washington campus in Seattle.  It is unique in that it focuses on serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Check out this recent article from the UW News! BRIDGES 1 Project Search at UW

    Here is a recent King 5 video about Project Search at UW:
    King 5 Article

    Seattle Times article published 5-29-2018

    Student at UW's Driving Range

    Please contact Sherry Studley for more information: 206-252-9934 or srstudley@seattleschools.org

    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.

    Students visiting the Fremont Troll

    BRIDGES logo

    Contact us

    BRIDGES
    Roxhill Annex
    MS WP-267
    9430 30th Ave SW 
    Seattle, WA 98126
    206-252-9930
    specialed@seattleschools.org

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