Education/Transition

Welcome to Education and Transition Services at the Emory Autism Center! We’re so glad you’re here to learn about what we do, who we are, and how we can support you in your life, your family, your learning environment and your community. Our team is committed to supporting students, families, educators, and everyone else in making learning environments more inclusive, more accessible, and more welcoming. Be sure to check out our highly experienced, interdisciplinary team.

We are comprised of three major initiatives.

The Monarch Program provides consultation, technical assistance and training to schools and school systems throughout Georgia. Our program has been around for nearly 30 years, with a dedicated mission to improve inclusive education experiences for students with autism. We are glad to provide support at the student, classroom, school, or system level.

The Individualized Transition to Adulthood Plan (ITAP) is a project focused on improving the transition planning process for autistic students, as they journey from high school and adolescence to adulthood. Going into its 6th year, ITAP provides support at the student, school and system level, with a strong emphasis on starting the planning process early and focusing on creating opportunities to develop functional skills that will result in meaningful experiences after high school graduation.

Our newest program, Emory Oaks, is a support program for autistic students enrolled at Emory University. We envision that every autistic college student has a thriving, positive, goal-directed experience, and that they achieve a sense of belonging and community. Our program offers student staff support in accessing other supports and services in the university and community on their journey towards career development, further education, employment and an enviable quality of life.

And all of our programs offer resources and information to students, families, professionals and community members. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our site, please reach out to us – we’ll be honored to point you in the right direction.