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Stepping Stones: Building the ATLAS Program
Transcript of Stepping Stones: Building the ATLAS Program
Question: Why change our YAP Program into the ATLAS Program?
Answer: YAP has evolved into ATLAS
The "When and Where"
School begins August 20th at the MAYC building. Start and end times of the school day are TBA.
We are going to be working through the summer to develop the curriculum of the program, to secure vocational sites, and to begin many new community partnerships.
How You Can Help...
DASH Pass or MTD Annual Pass
Community Choices Interview
Sign forms regarding photos, lunch, community training, etc.
Be flexible and patient as we develop this program :)
What is ATLAS?
Functional Life Skills
Independent Living Skills
Recreation and Leisure
Education and Training
The Stephens Center YMCA
HALO Program at HCC
Best Buddies (U of I)
Parkland (campus and programs)
Delta Sigma Omicron
Salt and Light
United Cerebral Palsy
Things to keep an eye out for...
Weekly schedule and calendar of events in community
Handbook for the program
Possible Facebook account
Transition planning survey and questionnaire
Abrupt transition to adult supports (or lack thereof)
Difficulty disconnecting from high school-aged peers
Loss of peer group when general ed. peers graduate
Lack of community amongst students, families, and advocacy organizations
Program limitations/confines of the school building and schedule
Seven years in same location
Best practices for the domain areas of Functional Life Skills emphasizes Community-Based Instruction
Adult Transition Living and Advocacy Skills
What are the major components to the program?
Who are going to be the staff and what are the roles and responsibilities?
Limitations of YAP