The Vanguard Transition Center Summer Experience

  • Ages 18–21

    The VTC Summer Experience offers post-secondary education support, vocational development and daily living skills to young adults with a Pennsylvania Department of Special Education exceptionality of autism, speech-language impairment, emotional disturbance and/or other health impairment (OHI). Students also may experience developmental disabilities, learning differences or social-emotional or behavioral difficulties.

    All students participate in workshops and small-group formal instruction that focus on time and money management as well as interpersonal, self-advocacy, recreation and leisure skills. An optional Independent Living Residency provides students the opportunity to spend four days and three nights residing together — along with experienced support staff — at a local university while attending regularly scheduled daily programming.

Summer Experience Highlights

    • Evidence-based instruction in math, language arts, daily living skills, employment skills, current events, healthy lifestyles and human social development
    • Career exploration and technical instruction
    • Development of positive work habits and social-interaction skills
    • Community-based activities
    • Recreational opportunities
    • Related services are provided as specified in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Dates & Info

  • Program Dates
    July 2– August 3, 2018
    Monday – Friday
    9:00 am–3:00 pm

    610.296.6725 x128 or 105