The Pumpkin Race powered by CHOICE!
Here is a re-cap (with photos!) of how the CHOICE Team worked to power the 2016 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Race and Pumpkin Races in over 23 cities as part of their work experience, local booster fundraising, and involvement in National Disability Employment Awareness Month. #inclusionworks
Celebrate and Support the MBUSD CHOICE Team
Helping Create Successful Transitions
The MBUSD CHOICE MBX Booster Club was established in March of 2016, and is the first Special Education booster in Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) history. We are a sub-organization of MBX Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our federal Tax ID is #02-0603467.
Our primary purpose is to provide additional financial and human resources to support the MBUSD CHOICE Transition Program, and help each MBUSD CHOICE Team member achieve their transition goals and succeed as an adult living and working with neurological differences.
Our secondary purpose is to expand local employment options for MBUSD’s neurodiverse population by helping establish partnerships with local businesses, local government agencies, and others to promote neurodiversity in our local workplaces and community.
About the MBUSD Transition Program
The CHOICE transition program is a Manhattan Beach Unified School District initiative for individuals with special education needs that addresses long term goals in the areas of Community, Healthy Living, Opportunity, Independence, Career, and Emotional Social Well-being which results in positive transition outcomes.
The MBUSD CHOICE Transition Program was established in 2015 by the MBUSD Special Education Department to provide students with in-district options for federally mandated Special Education Transition services. The program provides life skills and vocational training for 18-22 year olds with neurodisorders who are enrolled in the program
Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.