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Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)

Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)
University at Buffalo
Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)
3435 Main Street
Parker Hall, Rm 112
Buffalo, NY 14214
Program Contact Renee C. Zimmerman
Email rzimmerman@people-inc.org
Phone 716.829.2903
Website https://thinkcollege.net/716.829-2903

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. The 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
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: Renee C. Zimmerman
Email: rzimmerman@people-inc.org
Requirements
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)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
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 college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Last updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:38