INTRODUCING... MTEP Happenings
This is the inaugural edition of Monarch Transitional Education Program's student-run and student-created newspaper. MTEP students drafted interview questions, conducted interviews with staff, and typed questions and answers in this publication.
Monarch Transitional Education Program (MTEP) helps prepare Monarch students, ages 14 through 22, to make the transition from adolescence to adulthood. It incorporates Monarch's visual language Model with innovative technology, experiential learning, community-based work experiences, vocational training, fine arts, and therapy. Students achieve independence in numerous critical life skills which prepares them to live and work to their optimal potential (skills include executive functioning, health & safety, self-determination, employability, social competency, consumer awareness, recreation, and independent living).
Located on the Bellefaire JCB campus, MTEP is designed to meet the unique sensory needs and learning styles of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The facility includes a fitness center, student-run stores, multi-sensory room, greenhouse, technology center, independent living center, and more.
To support employability skills, students receive small group vocational skills training at local stores, hotels and service centers. In addition, simulated worksites within MTEP including the Technology and Clerical Skills Centers, enable students to learn marketable skills including data entry, typing, internet exploration, and more.
Recreation, Leisure & Life Skills
Students can choose to participate in a variety of Lifetime Learning Clubs that encourage socialization and friendship development. In addition, students learn life skills that are essential for future independence including self-care, health, nutrition, personal safety, social boundaries, and more.
Certified Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants work with students in both simulated and real-world settings.
Quarterly transition staffings are scheduled to review current transition plans, discuss student progress and identify steps for future planning.
For additional information about Monarch Transitional Education Program, please click here.