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Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)

Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)
Daemen College
Young Adult Life Transitions Program (YALT)
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Program Contact Judy Miller
Email jmiller@people-inc.org
Phone 716.839.8481
Website http://www.people-inc.org/disabilities_services_home/index.html

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. This program is for 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.

General
Public or private: Private
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
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: People Inc.
Contact person: Judy Miller
Requirements
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-23
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Cost
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Last updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:40