The Bridge School

Self-Determination Program

Getting Started

We have adapted and implemented specific self-determination curricula for our middle school students (from Steps to Self-Determination a Curriculum to Help Adolescents Learn to Achieve Their Goals by Sharon Field and Alan Hoffman, 2005) in which they participate in a process to learn about their strengths, weaknesses, needs and preferences, as well as the options and supports that are available to them. With this information they can then determine what is really important to them and begin the process of developing a plan to attain their goals.