ATP News

March Newsletter

ATP is the Place to Be!

Dear ATP Students and Families,

We can't believe it's already February, but what a great school year it's been thus far! We have been busy at ATP getting out into the community safely to experience our Community Based Instruction, setting up the ATP Café, opening up the Food Pantry and preparing for the launch of our donation based Thrift Store. So many moving parts and it's all because our students and staff work so hard together to accomplish progress toward our transition goals.

Below you'll find the latest news and events happening at ATP in March!

ATP - Food Pantry is Open!

Please stop by the ATP Food Pantry that is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 PM to 2 PM. We are working hard to serve the community! (Jim Hinderliter - ATP Teacher)
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Community Based Instruction: Brooks Street Pool

As part of the adult transition program, we strive to provide opportunities for our adult students to participate in independent living/recreational activities. These independent living skills tie into students’ Individual Transition Plans, as well as IEP goals. Students from each classroom are participating in a 4-week swim class that started on September 22nd at Brooks Street Pool. The program is each Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

Students receive instruction on swimming basics, as well as water safety. Students learn how to behave appropriately at a swimming pool (examples: no running, listening to the lifeguards and using a locker room to get changed and ready for their next activity of the day). These skills generalize across various areas of their lives, including living an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as getting ready and being prepared for an activity.

Students are exposed to a lifelong physical fitness activity that is both low impact and therapeutic. Along with social skills learned while in the swimming pool, students also work on their travel skills in the community to get to and from the pool.

Aside from the independent living skills being targeted by ATP staff, the swimming pool is a fun activity for many of our students. The smiles on their faces while at the pool tell the entire story! (Jeffrey Laird - ATP Teacher)

Community Based Instruction: Recycling

This past month, students had the opportunity to learn how to sort aluminum, plastic, and glass at our local recycling center. They learned about the concept of being good caretakers of our Earth, in addition to the concept that goods are an exchange for money. (Terri Sanford - ATP Teacher)

ATP Café is Open for Business!

ATP is proud to be offering our very own Café for students and staff! We're open on Monday's and Thursday's from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The coffee, espresso and orange juice are delicious! (Ray Reyes - ATP Teacher)

ATP Thrift Store: Grand Re-opening Spring 2022

Our students and staff are hard at work in the ATP Thrift Store preparing for our anticipated grand reopening scheduled for Spring 2022! Students are working hard on skills related to daily cleaning, stocking/sorting, labeling, price-tagging, assembling equipment, practicing roll-out and roll-in procedures... just to name a few! We can't wait to share this experience with the community again! (Monique Combs - ATP Teacher)

Love on Leash is at ATP!

We are so excited to have Love on a Leash here at ATP weekly! They come every other Thursday at 9:30 AM and bring so much joy and comfort to our students and staff. We are grateful to have them volunteer their time and loveable dogs on campus!

Every month, Mr. Jim is choosing a Student of the Month in his class. We're excited to share the August and September Student of Month Honorees!

August Student of the Month in Mr. Jim's Class!

Congrats to Andres for being recognized as September's Student of the Month!

September Student of the Month in Mr. Jim's Class!

Congrats to Tony for being recognized as September's Student of the Month!

Informational: How to apply for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) bus passes...

North County Transit District’s (NCTD) LIFT Paratransit Service. NCTD provides multiple public transportation services for people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who cannot ride the bus independently may be eligible for a free pass indicating that they need a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). Here is the link to apply, scroll to the bottom of the page: