Transitions for Teens

Transitions for Teens (TFT) incorporates the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and helps teens with autism improve their social competencies. Teens learn how to navigate successfully in social settings while developing the critical skills of self-advocacy and self-management.

Goals and Intervention Areas
TFT is a client-driven program. Every enrolled teen receives guidance to improve specified skills, based on an individualized plan. To master both independent-living and job-related skills, teens receive intervention therapy and coaching that focus on these key areas:

  1. Navigation skills
  2. Communication skills
  3. Self-advocacy skills
  4. Production skills
  5. Safety skills
  6. Social skills
  7. Leisure skills
  8. Hygiene skills
  9. Self-management skills

Community as a Classroom 
Following detailed classroom instruction, teens practice the social and related skills specified in their individual plans in natural community settings. With their coaches, they visit a variety of settings every week:

  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Parks & Recreational Sites
  • Public transportation
  • Restaurants
  •  Community Centers
  • Teen Centers
  • Public Libraries
  • Pre-arranged Internship sites

Application Process and Tuition
There are no openings in the TFT Program at this time, as we are actively

Program Schedule
Monday – Thursday, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, for ten months, September through June.

TFT Program Location
FEAT Offices:
14434 NE 8th,
Bellevue WA, 98007

TFT Staff:
Program Manager:  Maggie Milligan