Young Adult Project (YAP)
The Young Adult Project is not classroom based, but rather, is a coordinated set of community based activities that is student led with the guidance of a teacher consultant and teacher assistant and is geared towards transitioning the student towards their post-secondary vision and goals.
- YAP is not a program or a classroom, but rather a coordinated set of services provided in the adult’s community.
- Each student utilizes a variety of agency supports, (Michigan Rehabilitative Services (MRS), Community Supports and Treatment Services (CSTS), Community Mental Health (CMH), and the WISD) community transportation, friends and family.
- The young adult agrees to engage in adult problem-solving and adult scheduling and can do so with a level of independence.
Young Adult Project Overall Goals and Practice
- The Young Adult develops a plan that includes sustainable resources
- Increased self-advocacy into the adult system
- Seamless transition to post-school adult services
- Involved in the community, recreation, leisure and adult daily living
- Participating in work or making progress toward sustainable work settings
- Consideration of independent living situations, with support as needed
- Work towards a student’s maximum potential for independence in their community
- Involved in satisfying and productive activities for themselves and/or their community
Young Adult Project Supervisor
850 Red Oak Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ph. (734) 994-8190 ext. 3212 Fax. (734) 734-436-8084
Young Adult Program Administrative Support
1819 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Ph. (734) 994-8100 ext. 1545 Fax. (734) 994-2203
Young Adult Project Staff
Dawn Keith - Teacher Consultant
Devvon Wilce – Teacher Consultant
John Rose – Teacher Consultant
Katrina Fitzpatrick – Teacher Consultant
Kandace Evans – Transition Coordinator/Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)