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Transition Academy

With Clinical Operating Partner

Join Us Monday, May 11 at 4:00 pm or Wednesday, May 13 at 9:00 am

Enroll now! Only a few spots remain for the 2020–22 class.

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.

*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.

Program Content



Roommates & community apartment living


Courtesy & manners



Money basics & personal finance



Physical & mental health



Personal & community identity

Living on My Own


Creating a life of independence



Safety, meal planning & prep



Friendships & family relationships



At home & in the community



Conflict, coping & personal management


Travel planning, budgeting & etiquette



Getting a job & navigating the workplace

Program operated by

Courses taught at

$5,150 per month

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

– or – 

$1,850 per month


Cost Includes

Private Bedroom

Utilities & Appliances

College Tuition

Clinical Services

Employment Services

Register to Attend

Monday, May 11 

4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13 

9:00 a.m.