T-STEP - TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education

The TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) was developed to support transition to employment and/or postsecondary education settings for adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have received a standard course of study high school diploma.

The T-STEP covers six transition skills modules grouped into three intervention areas

  • Organization and Executive Function Skills - These modules target approaching tasks in an organized manner and time management.
  • Emotion Regulation Skills -  These modules target coping with being upset in the moment and accepting corrective feedback.
  • Social Skills - These modules target getting help when needed and social skills for college and work.

The T-STEP will be offered free of charge for 16-21 year old students with ASD at several NC Community Colleges. Participation includes skill instruction, group practice, video modeling, and role plays. Additionally, students practice these skills on a weekly basis at a volunteer internship site. Students also receive individual career counseling, higher education counseling, and self-advocacy counseling.

The following community colleges are now offering T-STEP Program:

  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Pitt Community College 

For more information, contact Elena Lamarche, 919-962.3303

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