The Tustin Adult Transition Program is a Community Based Program designed for individuals ages 18-22 with developmental disabilities. The TATP program is driven by the student’s goals identified in the Individualized Transition Plan (ITP). Students will have an opportunity to explore Post-Secondary Education, Post-Secondary Employment and Independent Living Options.
In addition, TATP provides instructional and work-related activities that enable a student to learn appropriate work, personal, and social behaviors necessary for employment and independence. Students gain the confidence to take risks, make their own decision, take personal responsibility for their own actions, and gain knowledge of their rights as individuals.
A major component of the TATP is employment training, meant to minimize vocational limitations and enhance vocational strengths. Students may be placed in a non-paid internship with a job coach. The job coach assists the student to develop appropriate vocational skills, attitudes, and behaviors while in the workplace. If appropriate, students may participate in the TUSD Workability Program, TPP or ROP class.
The TATP helps the individual explore career paths and choose employment goals based on their preferences, strengths, abilities/skills, and needs. We implement learning activities that promote meaningful and productive development of pre-vocational skills. Learning activities include:
Appropriate communication skills
Working effectively with others
Preparing for interviews
Safety on the job
Skills needed to maintain employment
Life Skills Instruction
The TATP teaches important life skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:
·General housekeeping skills
Health and safety
Personal fitness and wellness
The goal of this instruction is to increase self-reliance. Instruction is provided in a variety of formats including, but not limited to, role-playing, videos, and printed materials.
The TATP is structured to promote self-confidence and greater independence for inclusion into the Tustin community and beyond. Community-Based Instruction allows students to travel to a variety of locations within the community where they can apply classroom taught life skills in practical settings. Instruction may take place, but not limited to a restaurant, a bank, a grocery store, DMV, or a retail store. These may be a group or individual activities based on the student’s level of independence.
The TATP instructs individuals with disabilities in the use of public transportation including, but not limited to OCTA and ACCESS. Mobility training aims to develop the student’s awareness and understanding of the environment to enable them to travel safely and as independently as their ability allows. Training is individualized to the needs of the student. Training includes:
Friday, September 20, 2019Friday, October 18, 2019Friday, November 22, 2019Thursday, December 19, 2019Friday, February 7, 2020Friday, March 13, 2020Friday, April 24, 2020Tuesday, May 26, 202Wednesday, May 27, 2020Thursday, May 28, 2020
Labor Day - Monday, September 2, 2019Veteran's Day - Monday, November 11, 2019Thanksgiving Break - Monday, November 25 - 29, 2019Winter Break - Friday, December 20, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 20, 2020President's Day - Monday, February 10, 2020 & Monday February 17, 2020Spring Break - Monday, March 16 - 20, 2020Memorial Day - May 25, 2020
Back to School Night - Thursday, September 19, 2019Staff Development (No School) - Friday, October 4, 2019Resource Fair (6:00 - 8:00 pm) - Thurdsay, February 12, 2020Last Day of School - Thursday, May 28, 2020 (Minimum Day)