The program will focus on the development of independent life skills, including self-advocacy, independent living, communication skills, and strategies for developing positive relationships. Sessions include a variety of community-based outings, during which participants will put a previously learned skill into action. Parents will participate in a simultaneous support group, as well as a weekly session debrief, in which the participants will engage parents in the skill learned that day.
At this time, the program is designed for young adults that meet the following criteria (and who are not eligible for OPWDD services or OPWDD HCBS waiver programs, or who have the eligibility but are not receiving similar services):
Be between the ages of 14—21
Be able to communicate in English
Attend the group sessions (no more than 3 absences)
Be able to be in group setting with a facilitator support
Attend in person Saturday community activities
Provide IEP / evaluation to corroborate diagnosis
Be able to speak either English or Spanish
Complete an application, including parental areas of needs & information
Se proveerá servicio de interpretación para padres que lo necesite
Accepted families will receive case management services in English and / or Spanish!
Contact our intake line 212 643 2840 ext. 336 at any time between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to register for this program. For more information and to request an application, please contact Paola Jordan at 212-643-2840 Ext. 305 or send an email to email@example.com.
This year we will continue meeting weekly via Zoom and we will have some community activities in person on selected Saturdays.
Virtual meetings: via Zoom, Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
November 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21
January, 4, 11, 18
February, 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Program eligibility is determined by a virtual interview and screening process.
Link for application: http://Integrated Transition Program for Young Adults ages 14-21, diagnosed with ASD, 2022-2023 (office.com)