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Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)

Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)
Niagara County Community College
Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT)
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
Program Contact Heather Coleman, Program Administrator
Phone 716.439.8044 ext 21

<p>The Young Adult Life Transitions (YALT) program is an initiative of Niagara County Community College and People Inc. It is a comprehensive, non-degree, campus satellite-based program for highly motivated young adults with diverse learning and/or other intellectual disabilities. The YALT program seeks to venture from what have become traditional services provided to adults with intellectual disabilities by providing individual means for acquisition and growth of life-long learning and skill development. YALT also provides a meaningful and age-appropriate experimental learning environment. The YALT students continue their education on a daily basis by working on GED lessons and activities provided by People Inc instructors. Lessons and activities are based upon the individual’s interests and capabilities. When applicable, YALT staff will adapt curriculum and modify activities to allow YALT participants to work on their individual goals. Instructors also offer daily lessons based on the LCCE curriculum fostering healthy relationships, nutrition, employment, fitness and daily living skills developing self-advocacy skills. As part of the YALT program, students work in various internships on and off campus/site to explore career options. Safety, responsibility, good work habits, job readiness skills and social skills are all emphasized in all settings. In addition, students have the opportunity to contribute in the planning and participation of attending community outings to foster independence, self-advocacy and realistic mobility and budgeting skills.</p>

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
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:
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses