Transition To Independent Living and Education

Transition To Independent Living and Education (TILE) is a two-year on campus mainstreamed college program in partnership with Regional Center focused on providing adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to explore and learn newer ways to live, learn and recreate independently in an adult manner. The goal of the program is to offer educational opportunities in vocational training, independent living skills, basic academics, and planning social leisure activities.

Housing: No housing is offered through this program.

Duration: Certificates require a two year course of study.

Admission

Eligibility:

The program serves individuals eighteen (18) years of age and older. The applicant must meet Regional Center criteria for services and have completed the process to do so. The applicant must be able to function without attendant care. Review of assessments and/or information regarding the applicant’s psychological, behavioral, medical, and academic history indicates the curriculum, structure, and timeframe of the TILE Program is an educationally appropriate and least restrictive learning environment. Review of assessments and/or information regarding the applicant’s psychological, behavioral, medical, and academic history indicates the applicant’s individual needs can be appropriately served by program staff and/or community resources. The applicant must express a desire to participate in the TILE Program. S/he must be motivated to live independently and agree to the timeframe of the program hours and to participate in training and instruction during those hours. The applicant must give written consent to inform and include his/her parents with issues that pose a threat to independent living. The applicant must agree to attend and participate in the Fresno City College vocational program and required classes. The applicant must possess self-help skills and be able to safely function in his/her own dormitory without direct supervision during non-program hours. The applicant must possess the self-help skills necessary to safely function on Fresno City College campus during program hours. The applicant may not have current or chronic history of inflicting physical harm to him/herself or others. The applicant may not have current or chronic history of an arrest or probation. The applicant must be free of any medical condition that is communicable by casual contact. The applicant must meet the necessary income requirements for individuals living independently. Successful completion of a ninety-day (90) assessment period is required before admission is finalized.

Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Certificate

Course Types: Independent living skills

Volunteer opportunities, Internships & Employment: Internships, Mentorship/apprenticeships, Off Campus employment, On Campus employment, Volunteer opportunities

Costs

Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Tuition Fees:: No

Funding:

Private scholarships, Central Valley Regional Center (CVRC) reimbursement, Department of Rehabilitation

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Assistance is provided in career counseling\, job placement and connecting with adult agencies/service providers. Gavilan College

Course Type
Independent living skills
Credit, Degree or Award
Certificate

Contact person: 
Dr. Janice Emerzian

Phone: 
(559) 442-8237

Fresno City College
1101 E. University Ave.
Fresno , CA 93740
US