Tustin Adult Transition Program (TATP)
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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.
If you would like more information regarding the Tustin Adult Transition Program, please contact:
Located at the Education Support Center:
(714) 981-1479 (mobile)
(714) 335-6915 (mobile)
(714) 714-3154 (mobile)
Judy C. Veiga
(657) 240-7375 (mobile)
Tustin High School:
(714) 730-7414 ext. 87111
Administrator for TATP
Dana Crawford - Program Facilitator
(714) 730-7356 ext. 51416
Toni Carew - Autism Program Specialist
Kathy Brookehouse - Occupational Therapist
Alice Wantana - Speech/Language Pathologist
Natalie Fejes - Speech/Language Pathologist
Susan Gallagher - Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Laurie Satz - Audiologist
Students interested in participating must be:
- Developmentally Disabled
- At Least 18 Years Old
- Completed High School
- Receiving a Certificate of Completion
- Regional Center Client (optional)
- Department of Rehabilitation Eligible (optional)
The adult student or parents may request a referral to the program from their case carrier at the high school, or the program is a recommendation of the IEP Team.
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 help 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 prevocational 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:
Identification of buses
Identification of landmarks
Street crossing skills
Bus rules and regulations
Bus schedule and trip planning
Appropriate public behavior
Safety in the community
- Minimum Days (out at 12:15 pm)
- Late Start (School begins at 9:25 am)
- Holidays (No School)
- Important Dates