INSIDE LOOK: Edgewood students with special needs get work skills, training at Burleson Center

Students also learn independent living

By RJ Marquez - Digital Content Curator, Andrew Wilson - Digital Producer

SAN ANTONIO - KSAT's RJ Marquez and Andrew Wilson got to the visit the Burleson Center for Innovation and Education.

The center houses students 18 years and older who are in the Edgewood Independent School District.

These are students in special education who have graduated and continue to receive services at Edgewood to work on employment, independent living and education or training skills.

Some areas of work in the building include:

  • A T-shirt and print shop that takes custom orders
  • A bike repair shop recently named Dos Calles Bike Shop
  • The Burleson Cafe
  • The Burleson Boutique
  • A warehouse
  • A sensory room
  • A sensory and vegetable garden known as Edgewood Inspiration Gardens

Program specialist Sarah Minner says students receive instruction in the specific areas and are taught a skill set with the goal of establishing paid employment for the students.

Areas at the Burleson Center are structured and individualized for maximum student independence.

Check out the video to get an inside look at this amazing facility on the West Side.

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