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Foothill College: Tools for Transition and Work Program

Foothill College

UPDATED: April 19, 2019

The Foothill College Tools for Transition and Work (TTW) Program is a 12-month program designed for people with learning differences who are able to function independently on a college campus but may not currently have the ability to succeed in a traditional college classroom.

We believe that students may have a variety of goals in this transitional time in life. TTW students have the opportunity to:

1. Experience college life
2. Strengthen communication and social skills
3. Develop specific job skills
4. Receive on-the-job training at the Foothill campus
5. Enroll in classes that prepare students to take their next step toward independence.

Having an interest in college, in addition to behavior that is appropriate for a college campus is key to admission and success in the program.

Students must have the ability and willingness to participate — with support — in classroom assignments.

Program Mission
TTW is Foothill College's commitment to providing equal access and higher education options for people with learning differences, including people with developmental, intellectual, and learning disabilities. The majority of students who enroll in the program are on the autism spectrum.

We believe that this access to higher education will provide students with academic, vocational, social and emotional skills that are important for their future success in achieving the life goals they choose.

Next Steps After TTW
TTW graduates choose several different paths.

Some students want to go to work and can be connected to agencies that will assist them in finding a job. Other students choose to continue education and apply to supported residential programs specifically focused on students with disabilities. In rare cases, a student may be able to transition to traditional community college classes. Foothill College staff help provide connections for next steps for students upon completion of the TTW Program.

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Address:

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
United States

Website:

Foothill College Tools for Transition and Work Program

Phone:

6509497038

Email:

schwartzmanben@fhda.edu

Contact:

Ben Schwartzman

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