Adult Transition Program (ATP)
An ATP is designed to assist young adults with identified disabilities in obtaining crucial skills needed for successful transition from student of a school district to adult life. ATPs generally focus in three main areas: vocational skills, daily living skills, and post-secondary education. Since employment is a major source of adult social interactions, self-esteem, and life satisfaction; teaching vocational skills is vital for the wellness of this population. At ATP Quest, we embrace and strive for full implementation of the Employment First Initiative to ensure young adults in this program obtain integrated competitive employment to the highest degree possible.ATP Quest Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
At ATP Quest, we follow the California Department of Education's (CDE) Definition of MTSS. According the CDE, MTSS is an integrated, comprehensive framework that focuses on core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, individualized student needs, and alignment of systems necessary for all students' academic, behavioral, and social success (CDE, 2016, please see http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/ri/mtsscomprti2.asp
). While MTSS is a broad framework; ATP Quest has conceptualized MTSS for our setting. Please see the figure below for a foundational conceptualization of MTSS at ATP Quest.