Workability & Adult Transition Program


The focus of Temple City Unified School District Adult Transition Program (ATP) is to provide for maximum independence for young adults with differing intellectual abilities (ages of 18-22) in the areas of independent living, vocational experiences, community integration, and recreation/leisure. Additionally, it is within these areas that the young adults and their families work collaboratively with district staff and community stakeholders in determining individual needs, personal intrests, and required skills. The team also develops straegic plans for leading independent, productive lives.

Curricular and instructional methodologies are congruent with activities of age appropriate adults and are in line with individual student goals. A variety of instructional strategies are used that promote skills used in adult life. Classroom instruction culminates in real world experiences. Students participate in community based instruction and are provided opportunities for contact, interaction, and integration with a variety of community resources and local businesses.

ATP provides support and insruction in:

  • Independent Living Skills (ILS)
  • Vocational Training
  • Community based instruction (CBI)
  • Mobility Training
  • Social Skills
  • Functional academics



Vocational Skills

  • areas of career interest
  • job application process
  • employment skills
  • Work experience within our community
  • Appropriate work related skill development
  • Flexibility in creating routines

Independent Living Skills

  • Health and good hygiene
  • Domestic living
  • Cooking
  • Laundry
  • Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Self-advocacy and awareness
  • Functional academics
  • Money math
  • Reading Directions
  • Filing out various applications/forms
  • Social Skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Change in laws for 18+
  • Anger management
  • Appropriate skills in different settings
  • Digital, Computer, and Phone use

Community Skills

  • Mobility training
  • Bus routes, schedules, safety
  • Walking
  • Trains
  • Reading maps
  • Community signs
  • Resources
  • Community
  • Government
  • Charities
  • Recreation/leisure
  • Social Skills
  • Skills taught in classroom are incorporated into community outings