Supporting your desire and ability to live independently.
The Transition Academy is designed for residents who:
Academy applicants take part in interviews and assessments with SARRC for clinical program approval; family members or legal guardians are also involved.
If you meet these criteria and are interested in learning more about the curriculum for adults with autism at the First Place Transition Academy, please complete the contact us form.
Annual Transition Academy tuition includes the apartment lease, utilities, community college tuition and instruction, employment and clinical services. Participants will live at First Place–Phoenix in one of the four four-bedroom suites during their first year and reside in two-bedroom apartments at 29 Palms during their second year as they progress to more independent living.
Applicant interviews are part of the evaluation process, but they are not the total basis for deciding whether the applicant will be considered. In addition to the information gathered during the on-site evaluation interview, we will request information from the referring agency that documents an applicant’s ability and outlines the social, educational and work history of the applicant. We will also request that you obtain information from teachers, doctors and supervisors, if available.
If the applicant meets the entrance criteria, the First Place Transition Academy Program Assistant will contact you about next steps.
Outcomes from evaluation: