T.L.C. Program - Transitional Living Center
The Transitional Living Center is an apartment living program for young adults with learning differences. T.L.C. provides an individualized program to students who have substantially completed the Life Centered Career Education (L.C.C.E.) Program or a similar program. It is a full-time 50 weeks per year, 1-2 year transitional program to assist young adults who may need additional time to implement the skills necessary for successful adulthood.
The program is dedicated to enhancing independence with full-time employment or matriculation in Dutchess Community College. The practical application of previously learned life skill education and community involvement is essential. Independent living is maximized by providing apartments conveniently located near community resources with access to employment opportunities, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, public transportation and recreational activities.
The mission of T.L.C. is to provide an independent living environment for young adults who learn differently. The program allows them to experience “real life” in a safe, supportive atmosphere, including life skills support, group social skills counseling, recreational opportunities, as well as vocational guidance.
- A completed application including recommendations from current program, latest progress report, 2 work references, a personal statement indicating why he/she is interested in participating in T.L.C.
- It is open to those students who may need a third year in the C.A.P.S. Program who demonstrate adequate independence skills or those who have graduated from C.A.P.S. or a similar program and would like to experience a postgraduate year.
- T.L.C. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national or ethnic origin.