College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

College of Education, Criminal Justice & Human Services

School of Education

School of Education

Advancement and Transition Services (ATS)

For increasing numbers of teens and young adults with intellectual and development disabilities, the University of Cincinnati's (UC) Advancement and Transition Services (ATS) opens the door to productivity, engagement, opportunity and purpose. Our goal is to increase independence and impart skills for meaningful relationships, positive social interaction, successful employment and lifelong learning. ATS is a game-changer for families and individuals who desire more. Nested in a tier-one research university and an innovative College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, ATS serves those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an inclusive, integrated environment. Programs are located on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Parents and guardians of participants consistently praise ATS for the following aspects of each program:

College Experience
  • A normal college experience should not be denied to anyone; this belief has led the ATS staff to create programs where participants are given education, vocational training and full-time residence in dormitories on campus.
Comitted Faculty and Staff
  • ATS has the support of staff and faculty members who have specialized knowledge and years of experience assisting and teaching people with Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities. They strive to give participants acceptance, attention, and assistance.
Networking
  • The ATS administration has created a comprehensive network with local business holders so that ATS participants can be employed in those services and gain job skills and work experience.
Full Utilization of Campus
  • ATS makes full use of the available assets on the impressive University of Cincinnati main campus so the participants can learn to navigate through the campus and work on campus independently, as well as gain social skills.
Peer Mentors
  • Traditional UC students volunteer with ATS as peer mentors to help participants explore different college experiences on campus.
Communication
  • ATS specializes in assisting students with special challenges in communicating to overcome such challenges and achieve their full potential.
Job Skills
  • ATS successfully imparts job skills to participants through vocational training so that they can live independently in the future.
Emotional and Life Experiences
  • Everybody should be given a chance to experience all kinds of emotions in life. ATS helps participants to embark on a journey which is full of social interactions, friendships and partnerships.
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