Supporting your desire and ability to live independently.
The First Place Transition Academy accepts individuals who meet the following criteria:
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, and employment and clinical services. During years one and two of the program, participants live at First Place–Phoenix in one of the four four-bedroom suites 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: