UAS West Side Transition Academy
In the fall of 2019, we opened the UAS West Side Transition Academy. The UAS Academy is designed for transition-aged West Side Chicago Public School high school students (typically 16 - 21 years old) with autism and related disorders. The UAS Academy provides services that may not always be regularly available in our participants' West Side schools such as speech and language therapy, social services, and occupational therapy. Additionally, the UAS Academy provides job shadows and community-based experiences.
With guidance from our team, our participants learn to engage with the community, utilize neighborhood resources such as the library and public transportation, prepare for interviews, and achieve their personal goals.
During COVID-19, UAS has continued to meet with students virtually to provide high-quality services and programs.