Transition Academy

LifeWorks @ WKU Transition Academy is a structured, two-year residential program that prepares individuals for living independently and being successful in the workplace.  Our participants receive classroom instruction as well as real life training experiences in their apartment, in the community and on the job.  Our instructors use the proven Learn4Indepence® curriculum.  Participants take part in 32 semester-length courses.  The curriculum is taught over four semesters during the Fall and Spring of Year 1 and Year 2. Each course is 17 weeks in length and covers a variety of crucial skill-building areas, including:

Work

Finances

Safety

Relationships

Nutrition

Identity

Community

Health Solutions

Etiquette

Transportation

Living On My Own

During the summer months, when not at work or volunteering, participants engage in a variety of enrichment activities and an eight-week group course using the PEERS® for Young Adults curriculum.  This is a nationally recognized, evidenced-based curriculum designed for teaching social skills to young adults with Autism as well as other neurodevelopmental disorders and social challenges.