The Transition and College Access Centers (TCACs) are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences. TCACs support schools and families by facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life in preparation to be productive members of society. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Transition means preparing students for adult life. Whether it’s preparing to attend college, enter the workforce, or live independently for the first time, TCACs exist to help students with IEPs achieve their goals, and support families and school staff in planning for their students’ life after high school. Work-based Learning programs provide opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience through internships and employment. Training Opportunities Program (TOP) helps students participate in internships.
The TCAC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) offers youth between the ages of 14 and 21 participate in paid employment for up to six weeks in July and August. For more information visit www.yai.org/resources/transition-college-access-centers-tcac or call the Brooklyn TCAC at 718-804-6790.
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