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Adult Transition Program

 

ADULT TRANSITION PROGRAM 


The Sprinters

 “On Track for the Future!” 

ATP at bus stop
 

Introduction 

San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) and the North Coast Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) provide an Adult Transition  Program (ATP) for qualifying young adults with disabilities aged 18-22 years of age.  Eligibility is determined by the IEP team. 

 

The ATP provides training and instruction to facilitate transition from public school into appropriate adult programs and supported work placements.  The emphasis is to work toward a level of independence for every student (based upon the level of their disability) in the areas of living, working, and community involvement.  Young adults in the program will be encouraged to make choices, participate in work experiences, interact with others in the community and strengthen their confidence level and social skills.

 

The daily structure of the program may include work experience, a lunch break, and various activities including college classes, P.E., mobility training, shopping, and eating out.  The program is intentionally situated off-campus.  By meeting each day in a community setting, the young adults in the program are introduced to an environment similar to the one into which they will eventually transition and allows opportunities for students to regularly interface with the public. 

 

Work experience, (when appropriate), provides students with the opportunity to acquire skills, assess strengths, and determine work preferences.
 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support students in transition from high school to adult life through classroom and community-based experiences that build on a student’s interests and abilities.

 
Key Features

·         A structured and predictable environment in a public location

·         A functional academic curriculum combined with community-based activities

·         Three separate classes that address the needs of different levels of disability

·         Age appropriate community activities and experiences

·         Collaboration with agencies to facilitate a smooth transition to appropriate adult agencies and services based on individual needs and abilities

 
NEWSLETTERS

ATP News
 
 
 
Resources 
Please access specific information relating to disability resources, job searches, volunteer opportunities etc. on the relevant pages listed under WorkAbility
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Transition Activities and Instruction

A typical day may include the following instructional components and activities:

 
Functional Academics
SMHS Student Store  
 

Money Management: Counting money, comparing prices, paying for items, budgeting pay, writing checks, paying bills, using a debit card, maintaining a balance sheet, banking, reading statements

Basic Skills: Telling the time, reading ads, using the internet, and reading news-papers for pertinent information

 
Vocational Skills
 
  Work Experience 1

Work Experience: Off-campus supervised work experience at various locations and in a variety of jobs including work enclaves and piece work, (assembly line skills)

Job Readiness: Writing resumes, practicing interview skills, completing job applications and time cards, projecting pay, and exploring job options 

Job Retention: Appropriate behavior, personal hygiene, and professional dress in the workplace

Supported Employment: When appropriate, students may participate in a WorkAbility subsidized work experience. 

 
Community/Domestic
 
 Cooking Skills  

Life Skills: Using public transportation, understanding street safety, stranger awareness, shopping for food, clothing, and other items, ordering from a menu at a restaurant, following schedules, making appointments, and exploring living options for the future

Domestic Skills: Planning and preparing simple meals, using a dishwasher, washer, and dryer 

 
Recreation & Leisure
 
Community # 2  

Personal fitness, attending classes of interest at Palomar College with College-aged peers, social activities, using community services, and accessing community agencies

 
Contact Information

ADDRESS

 

ATP 

442 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069

Office: (760) 591-4209

Fax : (760) 591-9064

 

TEACHERS

Angela Castro

Tel: (760) 591-9453

 

Mike Redman

Tel: (760) 591-0722

 
 Tim Evilsizer

Tel: (760) 591-0657

Email: timothy.evilsizer@smusd.org

 

PRINCIPAL

Mary Bunker

Tel: (760) 290-2555

 

OFFICE MANAGER

Joanne Wimsatt

Tel: (760) 290-2555
 
 
Last Modified on December 13, 2013