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Aiming for success in college and/or employment? Want to learn skills that empower you to reach your goals? Please join our virtual open house to learn more about the T-STEP (TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education) Program.

Statewide NC T-STEP Open House – March 18, 2021  6:00 pm – 7:00pm ET

This event is aimed at expanding awareness of this comprehensive transition to adulthood program available across NC for individuals between the ages of 16 to 21 who are on the autism spectrum. Potential students, parents/families, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, college and high school faculty and staff, and organizations supporting individuals with autism are all encouraged to attend.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register

T-STEP is now recruiting for Summer and Fall 2021. Apply Now!

For more information, contact the
T-STEP team at 919-843-9505 or TSTEPinfo@med.unc.edu


The T-STEP was developed to support the transition to employment and post-secondary education for 16-21-year-olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder who will or have received the Future-Ready Core high school diploma. 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. This program is available statewide in North Carolina.

The T-STEP covers four areas important for transition readiness:

  • Goal Achievement Skills – Choosing and working toward an individual’s goals.
  • Executive Function Skills – Approaching tasks in an organized manner, time management, and flexibility.
  • Emotion Regulation Skills – Coping with stress and accepting corrective feedback.
  • Social Skills – Getting help when needed and professional social skills.

Through funding from the North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and research funding from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, the T-STEP is offered free of charge for 16-21-year-old students with ASD across NC at AB Tech, Cape Fear, Central Piedmont, Guilford Technical, Pitt, and Wake Tech Community Colleges.



For more information, contact the T-STEP team at 919-843-9505 or TSTEPinfo@med.unc.edu

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