Adults Transitioning to Independence
Providing vocational training and fostering community connections for students with unique needs.
Supporting young adults, ages 18-21, as they transition to life after high school by building independence and work skills.
The Adults Transitioning to Independence program 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
Adults Transitioning to Independence (ATI), formerly known as Adult Transition Program - Networks, is a program for students in the Northshore School District who are 18-21 years of age in special education. Students entering the program have already completed all 4 years of high school.
The adult transition program is a community and vocationally based program. Students attend the Adults Transitioning to Independence on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. There is no school on Wednesdays. Students at ATI are placed in unpaid internships with local businesses based on each student’s strengths, interests and independent skill level.
This series of internships gives these 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.
Temporarily located at Innovation Lab High School:
2020 224th St SE, Bothell, WA 98021