T-STEP – TEACCH School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education
T-STEP now available at the following community colleges:
Cape Fear, Central Piedmont, Pitt, and Wake Tech
The TEACCH® School Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Program (T-STEP) is a FREE intervention developed to support transition to employment and post secondary education for 16-21 year olds with Autism Spectrum Disorder who will or have received a standard course of study high school diploma.
The T-STEP covers seven transition skills modules grouped into four intervention areas
- Goal Setting Skills – These modules involve choosing and working toward individual’s goals.
- Executive Function Skills – These modules target approaching tasks in an organized manner and time management and flexibility.
- Emotion Regulation Skills – These modules target coping with stress and accepting corrective feedback.
- Social Skills – These modules target getting help when needed and social skills for college and work.
Through funding from North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the T-STEP will be offered free of charge for 16-21 year old students with ASD at Cape Fear, Central Piedmont, Pitt, and Wake Tech 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.