Creating Brighter Futures for our Students
Traveling the path that links adolescence to stable adulthood is a challenge for all young people, but especially so for our students. We knew there needed to be a way to close the gap between student and successful adult. That’s why we established our pioneering Transition to Independence Program (TTIP), as a specialized component of our therapeutic school.
— TTIP Student
The TTIP program is designed to serve the transition needs of young people who require continued and specialized support in order to successfully move from a high school setting to the adult world. This hand-on program serves students between the ages of 17 -21, who have either completed the requirements for their modified diploma or are continuing to work towards completion. Through our unique model, we help our students look ahead and teach them the framework for building a successful adult life.
The TTIP program consists of three major components:
- Classroom instruction, with an emphasis on life and self-care skills, and applying skills to real world tasks
- Therapeutic Services, including behavioral stabilization, case management, and advocacy in accessing the adult systems of care
- Vocational Services, individualized with a transition plan based on an exploration of interests, skills, and lots of practice opportunities
Closing the Gap between Graduation and Adulthood
Serendipity’s TTIP program fills the critical need for youth leaving the K-12 special education system. By helping students acquire necessary skills, we help them transition to the adult world provided with tools to become productive members of their communities.
To view photos from Transition to Independence, please click here.