Picture of AWC students at ADA Celebration 2015
Picture of student at AWC Talent Show
Picture of students at ADA Celebration 2015
Picture of students at ACT Artists 2014
Picture of student at AWC graduation
Picture of AWC Students at ADA Asembly
Transition Campus

Life Skills Center (formerly Adult Work Center) helps  students age 16-26 with moderate to severe cognitive impairments, severe multiple impairments, emotional impairments or autism.  All students participate in programs focused on teaching transition skills in areas of recreation and leisure, employability, adult living skills, accessing the community, and social skills. Work skills training opportunities are provided to students at levels appropriate to the needs and abilities of the individual.  Students also participate in community-based instruction on a regular basis.

Mission: Our mission is to provide each student with positive learning experiences in school and community settings that promote the growth of transition skills and foster self-advocacy so each student can achieve their highest level of independence.

PDF Document AWC Work-based Learning

Powerpoint Document Work-based Learning for all students (PowerPoint)

Powerpoint Document Transition Campus PowerPoint

PDF Document 2014-15 Annual Education Report

Life Skills Center (formerly AWC): Serving students age 16 - 26 with moderate to severe cognitive impairments, severe multiple impairments, emotional impairments or autism. All students participate in programs which provide work-skills training opportunities at levels appropriate to the needs and abilities of the individual.  All students also participate in community-based instruction on a regular basis.

Adult Community Experience (ACE): Designed for students who are able to work on transition skills with greater independence. ACE 1 programs are located within the Transition Campus setting. ACE 2 programs are located in downtown Traverse City to encourage community engagement.

Transition Services: TBAISD offers two support services to supplement the transition services offered by the local district:

  • Work Experience: a type of work-based learning for students to gain valuable hands-on skills within the community setting. A TBAISD job coach and up to three students are assigned a job site within the community.
  • Transition Central: a class hosted on the TBAISD Transition Campus for current high school students to attend and receive instruction by a certified teacher following the Brigance Transition Curriculum.

Special Education Highlights

Picture of students celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.

ADA 25 Celebration

Students celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. More...
Students honored by State Council.

Students Honored by State Council

Michigan Council for Exceptional Children honored two TBAISD students on March 3.
Picture of AWC Transition Campus student who delights the audience in his phantom of the opera mask.

Inspiring Talent

AWC Transition Campus students WOW family and friends during the annual talent show. More...
student learning to use Mobility Opportunities via Education.

MOVE Curriculum

Students and staff are on the MOVE! More...
TBAISD logo with photos of a tall ship with sails  and downtown Traverse City Michigan.

Students on the MOVE

Learn how TBAISD is implementing the MOVE program to help students with disabilities become more active in their learning. More...