Transition to Adulthood (TAP)

Youth TAP consumers go bowling

TAP is specialized to work with young adults with disabilities who will be transitioning out of high school. Our mission is to work directly with young adults, help them determine their goals and find pathways to achieving these goals. By using the IL model, we ensure that young people learn to make their own decisions and live life to the fullest.


Any young adult, regardless of disability, who:

  • is 14-22 years old
  • Receives special education services or is in a post-graduation transition program through their high school
  • Desires to become more independent


The TAP program at MWCIL readies high school students for living on their own, finding work, and/or attending college or other training program.

  • Social Skills
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Employment
  • Assistive technology support
  • IEP and ITP assistance
  • Disability Rights education
  • Preparing for college

The Process

  • Youth work with the TAP staff on a 1-1 basis
  • TAP staff ask the youth to identify their goals, and how they would like to increase their independence. All work is individually based- content, pace, learning style, communication, and so on.
  • MWCIL holds business hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, however, the scheduling of appointments revolves around the youth’s personal schedule. Appointments are typically an hour in length, and occur every other week.
  • Meetings are at the MWCIL office, in the community, and/or at the youth’s home
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TAP Workshops

All classes will hybrid; available both online with Zoom and in person.

Odyssey Planning Workshops

New session begins Tuesday, October 3, 2023. “If you plan for nothing, you’re going to get nothing,” Bill Burnett, co-author ...

Healthy Relationships Workshops

Unlock the secrets to thriving relationships and unleash your social potential with an exciting and empowering class designed specifically for ...

Job Readiness Workshops

New session begins October 10 Prepare for success in the workforce with a five-week job readiness course designed for high ...

Driving Permit Prep Workshops

A session began on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Get ready to hit the road with confidence! The Permit Prep Program ...

Workshops Calendar

Week of Nov 19th

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November 19, 2023
November 20, 2023(1 event)

4:00 pm: GAMES night for People who are 14-26 years old

November 20, 2023

November 21, 2023(1 event)

3:00 pm: Odyssey: 5 - Life Prototyping

November 21, 2023

November 22, 2023
November 23, 2023
November 24, 2023
November 25, 2023
Tap consumer and coordinator advocating at the State House 2017