VERNON — For young people with disabilities or special education needs, the period of life after high school is often stressful and full of question marks.

But over the last 14 years, dozens of such students from Rockville High School have transitioned to post-academic life through Next STEP — Supportive Transition Education Program — a program which helps high school students or recent graduates ages 18 to 21 adjust to adulthood and the workforce.

Next STEP, which is administered through Vernon public schools, partners with community businesses and adult service agencies to give those in the program a glimpse at a real work environment while teaching them independent living and social skills.

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