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Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)

Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)
Buffalo State College
Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)
1300 Elmwood Ave.
200 Bulger Communication Center
Buffalo, NY 14222
Program Contact Christy Weber

YALT is a community-based program offering young adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience life on a college campus while developing functional skills. The program focuses on independence in the community, preparation for employment, continuation of the learning process, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Individuals with developmental disabilities ages 18-23. Participants need to be enrolled in the Home and Community Based Waiver, linked with an agency and have a service coordinator who can assist with the Medicaid process and referrals.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
School district or agency partner: Buffalo Public Schools
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • No cost to student or family.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Housing is provided to students: No