Navigator PREP is a virtual program to help college bound students and parents prepare for the upcoming transition to college, a year before entering Beacon College or other universities in the United States.
- Up to 9 months of skill-based strategies
- For students entering any college in the nation
- Focus on executive functioning, and social and emotional regulation skills
- Unique inclusion of parents
Navigator PREP, under Beacon College’s newly developed Transition Center, is the country’s first virtual transition program for neurodiverse students. Aimed at students entering Beacon College or other universities within the next six to twelve months, Navigator PREP uses a virtual model and a skill-based curriculum to develop students’ executive functioning, social and emotional regulation skills. There is also a focus on providing support to parents, as Navigator PREP actively addresses the separation process and the normative experiences that families go through during this adjustment.
As students and parents develop a ‘tool box’ of skill-based strategies, their Transition Counselor will help frontload essential information regarding campus life, academics, and support services to ensure there is a proactive action plan that enhances post-secondary independence.
Students can enter Navigator PREP anytime from November – May. For the nine-month program, families receive nearly fifty points of contact through individual sessions, webinars, newsletters, and check-ins. All students complete Beacon College’s Transition Questionnaire and receives a final extensive Transition Report that focuses on strengths, weaknesses, and recommendations. For students coming to Beacon College, this report is dispersed throughout support services to help proactively establish a transition plan prior to orientation.
The cost of the program is determined based on the time of enrollment in the program and the college the student chooses to attend.