Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP)


Participants will learn how to administer, score, and interpret the TTAP. We will also cover how to use the information from this instrument and other informal assessment strategies in developing an effective transition plan to create positive adult outcomes for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.


Wednesday March 09, 2011-Thursday March 10, 2011

Training Location:

Carolina Living and Learning Center 325 Russet Run, Pittsboro NC





Wednesday, March 9, 2011

9:00 – 10:30           Overview

Formal Assessment – Direct Scale

10:30 – 10:45         Break

10:45 - Noon          Small groups – Hands-on review of Direct Assessment Items

Noon – 1:00          Lunch

1:00 – 2:30          Questions and Answers about test items

Scoring the Direct Scale – Videotape demonstration

2:30 – 2:45          Break

2:45 – 4:30          Scoring the Direct Scale – Videotape demonstration (continued)

Review of Structure Checklist

Thursday, March 10, 2011

9:00 – 10:15          Formal Assessment – Home and Work Scales

10:15 – 10:30        Break

10:30 – Noon         Informal Assessment – CRS, CSAW, DAC

Noon – 1:00           Lunch

1:00 – 2:15            Conducting an informal assessment

2:15 – 2:30          Break

2:30 – 4:30          Transitioning from the classroom or day center into employment

and other adult services


  1. S. Michael Chapman, Co-author of the TTAP
  2. Director of Supported Employment for Division TEACCH

Target Audience:

This course is designed for professionals, educators, transition and employment specialists, job coaches, and parents interested in assisting individuals with autism prepare for, obtain and maintain employment opportunities beyond school.


The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP)—Second Edition is a newly titled and improved version of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP). This new comprehensive test was developed for older children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, with special emphasis on those with transitional needs. In particular, the TTAP is structured to satisfy those provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 that require adolescents to be evaluated and provided with a transition plan by age 14. Educators, parents, counselors, and care providers can use this powerful tool to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorders to prepare for a successful, semi-independent adult life (i.e., personal development, recreational living, adult integration into employment and residential arrangements, etc.). It includes both an initial formal assessment instrument and an ongoing informal assessment instrument. The formal assessment will help providers identify the individual’s initial transition goals, strengths, and weaknesses and can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning. Emphasis is on evaluating the six major functional skill areas [1) Vocational Skills, 2) Vocational Behavior, 3) Independent Functioning, 4) Leisure Skills, 5) Functional Communication, and 6) Interpersonal Behavior] within three different contexts: • Direct Observation — a direct skill assessment that can be administered by a teacher, psychologist, job coach, or other trained professional in a quiet testing environment • Home — an assessment that evaluates performance in the residential setting via interviews with the primary care provider • School/Work — an assessment of performance in an academic/vocational setting via interviews with the individual’s teacher or work supervisor The informal assessment is a tool for the development of appropriate transition goals and objectives within community-based instruction settings. Using it, providers will compile a “Cumulative Record of Skills” (CRS) to help identify individual vocational preferences (even for individuals with limited communication skills) and to serve as a functional resume. Along with two other data collection forms, it provides an efficient method of ongoing assessment in community-based instruction so as to help the individual achieve positive long-term vocational and residential outcomes. Both parts of this indispensable resource also feature: • A unique scoring system that helps maximize instructional time by clearly guiding the provider to teach those skills that can be most readily learned and incorporated into the individual’s functional skill set • Guidelines for making environmental accommodations to enhance an individual’s positive behavior and performance


Participants will learn how to administer, score, and interpret the TTAP.  We will also cover how to use the information from this instrument and other informal assessment strategies in developing an effective transition plan to create positive adult outcomes for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.

Continuing Education Credits:

CEU's will not be offered at this workshop; however a Certificate of Completion, including contact hours, will be available at the conclusion of the workshop.


Due to the nature of the program, there are limited slots available for this training.   Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Final deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, February 27th, 2011. Complete and mail the attached application form with payment.

To apply for the Workshop on the TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (TTAP):

Click here to view and print the online application form. (Word doc)


$180 for North Carolina Professionals
$340 for Out-of-State Applicants
$120 for NC Parents

Please note that payments or purchase orders for this training should be mailed with the application.   All fees must be paid in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. Bank.

A TTAP Manual is required for this training.  If you do not have a manual, you will need to purchase one.  If you would like one from us, please include an additional $82.00 for the manual. Otherwise, please bring your own manual to the course.


Fees do not include travel or accommodations.  Fees include light continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and materials other than the manual



The Carolina Living and Learning Center is located approximately 3 miles outside of Pittsboro near the junction of the Hwy 64 By-Pass and Hwy 15-501. A map to this facility will be included with your acceptance materials.


For further information please contact:

Brenda Snipes


Office: 919-843-1677

Fax: 919-966-4127

Notification of acceptance to this training will be made upon receipt of application.

**Please note that the training site is located 25 minutes south of Chapel Hill.  Participants will need a car. **


Hampton Inn and Suites - This hotel offers a wide variety of lodging choices from suites to more economy minded rooms.  Gratis amenities include continental breakfast bar, shuttle service to either Duke or UNC campuses, pool and exercise room.  Call 919.403.8700 to make reservations.

The Sheraton Hotel - Located only 2 miles from the UNC campus, the Sheraton also provides complete guest amenities in all rooms.  Also included is a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week business center, as well as a fitness center and pool.  Call 919.968.4900 to make reservations.