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LifeWorks Adult Transition Program (ATP)


LifeWorks (formerly SAILS)  is a transition program for special education students ages 18-22.   LifeWorks strives to equip every adult student with skills towards independence. LifeWorks supports adult students in the transition from high school to adult life through classroom and community-based experiences that build on the student's interests and abilities. 

Program activities take place in the community, at worksites, and in 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.