The Adult Transition Program (ATP) provides students ages 18-22 with an experience that includes work skills, functional academic skills, and community based instruction. These activities promote independence and provide students with training and instruction to facilitate transition from public school into appropriate adult programs and supported work placements. Through specially designed transition activities, young adults in the program will be encouraged to make choices, participate in work experiences, interact with others in the community and strengthen their confidence level and social skills. The transition activities are designed to prepare students for their post-secondary goals in the areas of Education/Training, Employment, and Independent Living.
The daily structure of the program may include time to focus on functional academics centered to prepare our students to read and apply real-world applications to prepare them to work and participate in various activities including college classes, physical fitness, mobility training, shopping, and socializing within their communities. The majority of the students’ day is in the community. The young adults in the program are introduced to an environment similar to the one into which they will eventually transition and allows opportunities for students to regularly interface with the public. Work experience, (when appropriate), provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills, assess strengths, and determine work preferences. Teachers and staff track student progress to measure outcomes as well as increase student participation in competitive integrated employment opportunities.
Do as much as we can, for as many as we can, for as long as we can, to support our students’ skills, and future success.
Our mission is to facilitate independence to the greatest extent possible based on individual student strengths and preferences through classroom and community-based experiences that build on a student's interests and abilities.
- A structured and predictable environment in a public location
- A functional academic curriculum combined with community-based instruction
- Classrooms that address the needs of different levels of disability
- Age appropriate community activities and experiences aligned to prepare students with their post-secondary goals
- Collaboration with agencies to facilitate a smooth transition to appropriate adult agencies and services based on individual needs and abilities