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Adult Transition Program (ATP)


Students Achieving Independent Living Success (S.A.I.L.S)  is a transition program for special education students ages 18-22, designed to “teach work” and support growth into adulthood. Program activities take place in the community, at worksites, and other locations with the goal of helping students acquire the skills to secure and maintain employment after they leave school. The daily living, academic, and domestic skills that are an integral part of working and the adult world are also emphasized.

Transition students learn to ride public transportation, budget earnings, behave appropriately in public, follow directions, and more. As they progress, students fine-tune their work abilities, determine job preferences, and learn to work with growing independence.