Henschel, Gail

Welcome to Innovative Options I

Innovative Options I (IOI)

 Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 CEVEC School year
What a wonderful beginning to our 2017 -2018 CEVEC School Year.  We have 5 new stionudents to welcome to the Innovative Options I Classroom.  We are looking forward to new work opportunities in the community as well as in the classroom supporting the Vocational Lab (VAL) with assembly and packagaing.
Description of Program
The IOI program teaches young adults with disabilities who require the full support to work in the community the necessary behaviors for employment.  Teaching the introductory work skills such as seeking help (personal & work needs), showing initiative, working independently, safety, staying on task and being flexible are a few examples.  The sixteen target work skills make up the Innovative I Options I Standards Based Rubric.  Students are scored using a hierarchy of prompts; 4 Independent, 3 Gestural Prompt, 2 Verbal Prompt, 1 Physical Prompt and a O for a hand over hand.  All jobs are broken down into the smallest steps to increase student success.
Training/ Community Experiences Offered
The IOI student participates with support alongside students from other programs at CEVEC, student ratio is general 2 students to 1 staff.  In the classroom we tri- fold menus for Hillcrest Hospital.  Students will also assemble and package for Fleetmatics USA and Stinger Tee.  Participation with a district wide recycling program that was created by the IOI and IOII programs at CEVEC.  As a classroom we are open to collate projects for clubs and groups within the community.  These programs continue to grow and change based on need.
 Training Sites/Businesses Utilized 
The Cleveland Food Bank
The Jewish Community Center
Ursuline College 
Sky Zone
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
Eddy's Fruit Farm 
Hillcrest Hospital
Computers Again
Rockwell International 
Typical Outcome for Students
Students in the IOI program work with the County that they live in connecting with day programs and that will provide their young person with work experiences as well as a social component.  Other opportunities include volunteering and working in the community with support.  The teacher is responsible for assisting the student in a transition from school to work. 

Students at Work

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