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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. 

No, the T-STEP requires a regular diploma and is for individuals who can participate in college level courses.  This program is not for someone who graduated with an OCS diploma.

Yes, many of the T-STEP students attend other community college or 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.

No, transportation to the community college campus is not provided and 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 us at TSTEPinfo@med.unc.edu