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.