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Participants in the T-STEP program must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Individuals must be between the ages of 16 to 21 years old (must complete the program before their 22nd birthday).  Participants must be enrolled in the future-ready diploma track in high school or have graduated with a regular diploma. 

This program is not designed for someone in the Occupational Course of Study.

Yes, many of the T-STEP students attend other community colleges or two/four-year universities.

Yes, for some community colleges, high school students can participate in the T-STEP although the program is offered during the day on community college campuses. Contact us for specific information for your local community college.

Transportation to the community college campus is not provided by the TEACCH Autism Program. This must be arranged by the T-STEP participant and his/her family.

It is not required that participants are their own guardian.  Most participants in the T-STEP program are their own guardians if they are over 18, but it is not a requirement.

For more information on the enrollment process, please contact TSTEP Team at or 919-843-9505