What is TAP?
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) offers a Transition to Adulthood Program. This program provides services to high school students aged 14 – 21 years old, who have a disability of any type. Participating students must have an IEP or 504 Plan, and be enrolled in high school, including local public schools, out of district placement, private schools or home schooling. The program may also serve individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 who are currently out of school. However, these individuals must have a goal in their Independent Living Plan (ILP) to return to school.
Students develop an Independent Living Plan and learn the skills and self-confidence needed to prepare for living independently. Individual services include information and referral related to disability services, such as where to look for accessible housing, adaptive equipment, medical providers, legal assistance and other programs and resources.
The peer modeling approach provides a sharing of experiences with another person living with a disability who has successfully led a productive and meaningful life in their community. Topics might include; personal growth, problem solving, socializing or issues faced specifically by persons with disabilities.
In addition, TAP offers peer support groups and social and recreational activities that support young adults in improving their social and communication skills, self-confidence, and comfort in participating in community activities with others. The program will also offer support groups for parents and guardians of TAP Consumers to help them understand the concepts of Independent Living and consumer control..
This is a free service.
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