Adult Transition Program - Networks

  • Supporting young adults as they transition to life after high school by fostering independence and increasing quality of life.
     

    The Adult Transition Program - Networks endeavors to:

    • Include & integrate young adults (ages 18-21) into the community
    • Increase access to social and leisure activities
    • Make appropriate referrals to relevant services & agencies
    • Develop vocational skills leading to increased independent living
    The ATP - Networks is primarily a community based, vocational training program. Students are placed in unpaid internships with local businesses based on each student’s strengths, interests, and independent skill level. This series of internships gives young adults a better understanding of their preference and potential for employment. School staff serve as job coaches.
     
    IEP goals are centered on Work Readiness, Self Advocacy, and the Essential Functions of several job types. Metro bus training and street safety are incorporated into daily activities. 
    Most students prepare for a part time, entry-level job where they can work independently with minimal accommodations.  Download the complete Adult Transition Program Description to view more detailed explanations of both ATP programs and their history.

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