Transition to Adulthood Program

The Transition to Adulthood (TAP) program is for young people with disabilities (14 to 22 years old) who are still in high school. The TAP program is here to help you figure out the future--your future--in a way that feels the most comfortable to you. We will go at your own pace and support you in your preparation for adulthood. Our aim is to empower you to make your own decisions about how you want to create your life. You can build it, and we can help! This program is funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

Children and Youths with Disabilities

At Stavros, we want to make sure that children and youths with disabilities have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Getting the Best Health Care and Supports

Many children with disabilities don’t have the supports they need at home to be healthy and safe. We work closely with families to make sure that their children get the best home care and supports available. 

Getting the Best Education

Many parents are frustrated by the lack of resources and opportunities for children with disabilities. We work with families to ensure that their kids’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs) reflect what they need to grow.

Building Bridges to Adulthood

Our Transition Internship Program works with youths with disabilities, offering opportunities to learn new skills – social, recreational, and vocational – that will make their passages to adulthood more fulfilling.

School Year 2017-2018 internship applications are now available here: TIP APPLICATION Deadline September 29, 2017

Through TIP, Stavros hires interns who are matched with local businesses in the community that are looking for interns who are energetic, have a good work ethic, eager to make a positive contribution to where they will be working, and ready to learn a variety of new skills.

During our school year TIP, interns will work between 10-12 hours a week, and will also be expected to attend six employment job readiness workshops. Internships will last 12–14 weeks, depending on a student’s individual start date. This means you will have to balance your responsibilities at school and at work. If you do not think that is something you can do successfully, you may want to apply only to summer TIP. Young adults can participate in each TIP only once, summer and school year.

During summer TIP, interns work for 15 hours a week and are expected to attend six employment skills workshops before placements start and your job will last between 8 weeks. The start of the program varies depending on when school gets out, but typically placements are at the beginning of July and go through the end of August.  If you are planning on going to summer camp or on a vacation, you may want to apply only to school year or apply to TIP next year. Please remember, though, if you have graduated you need to be enrolled in college or vocational training to be elligeble.   

This is a real world work experience, and we expect that interns will commit to completing the entire program.  We strongly suggest you discuss this with your parent(s) or guardian(s) before you apply, as you will be required to have them attend the first workshop with you.

For more information or to inquire about services, please call 1-800-804-1899, or e-mail us at TIP@stavros.org

TIP APPLICATION  _ don't forget You must submit YOUR Application and ALL other documents together