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Transition Academy

Broadening life skills. Building confidence. Experiencing success.

The First Place Transition Academy, operated by the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), is a structured two-year program in the supportive environment of First Place–Phoenix that helps build crucial independent living and career-readiness skills. Participants can maximize their capacity to live more independently through our Learn4Independence® curriculum and individualized services designed for adults with autism.

$5,150 per month

2020-21 annual tuition of 
$62,800 includes annual fees; 
tax not included.

– or – 

$1,850 per month

with DDD-ALTCS*

*Qualified Transition Academy participants who are members of the Arizona Dept. of Economic Security’s Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and who are eligible for long-term care have the opportunity to receive Arizona Long-Term Care System (ALTCS) supports from SARRC to help with their participation in the Academy. For DDD-ALTCS members, private-pay costs include rent and amenities only, since DDD provides the funding for long-term care services.

Start living independently!

Cost Includes

Private Bedroom

Utilities & Appliances

College Tuition

Clinical Services

Employment Services

Program Content

Community

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Roommates & community apartment living

Etiquette

Courtesy & manners

Finances

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Money basics & personal finance

Health

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Physical & mental health

Identity

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Personal & community identity

Living on My Own

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Creating a life of independence

Nutrition

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Safety, meal planning & prep

Relationships

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Friendships & family relationships

Safety

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At home & in the community

Solutions

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Conflict, coping & personal management

Transportation

Travel planning, budgeting & etiquette

Work

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Getting a job & navigating the workplace

Program operated by

Courses taught at

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