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UAS West Side Transition Academy

In the fall of 2019, we opened the UAS West Side Transition Academy. The Academy is designed for transition-aged West Side public school students (16 - 22 years old) with autism and related challenges. The Academy provides supportive programming including speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, social services, social-emotional learning, opportunities to engage with the community and explore Chicago.


Students who are job-ready work with Academy staff to prepare resumes, get ready for interviews and build communication skills. UAS identifies businesses offering competitive employment that are open to hiring neurodiverse individuals. 

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