What is the ACAT Program?

Ala Costa’s Adult Transition Program [ACAT] is a non-profit organization which serves students ages 18-22 with developmental disabilities from the Berkeley Unified School District and North Region SELPA. ACAT is a community based program that focuses on self-determination skills, vocational skills, independent living skills, and community integration.

Curriculum & Activities

Program targets

  • Independent, Quality Life
  • Family Support
  • Community-Based Residential
  • Expressive & Social Skills

How This Program Will Help Your Child

The ACAT program empowers students through a process of measurable, evidence based instruction immersed within community based experiences which provide opportunities for individuals to practice skills, gain experience, self-esteem and self-efficacy. ACAT is a person-centered program guided by individual choice and interests. ACAT provides a safe space to try new experiences with confidence and success.
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Jobs at Ala Costa

Ala Costa offers excellent job opportunities

Parent Testimonials

Even though my son has been attending Ala Costa less than a year, I already cannot imagine our lives without it. Ala Costa is more than a program for my son‘s afternoons. It is the support system I have always wished for, with staff that genuinely care, very deeply, about my son and our entire family. Jackie, Ala Costa Parent
Even though my son has been attending Ala Costa less than a year, I already cannot imagine our lives without it. Ala Costa is more than a program for my son‘s afternoons. It is the support system I have always wished for, with staff that genuinely care, very deeply, about my son and our entire family. Jackie, Ala Costa Parent
Even though my son has been attending Ala Costa less than a year, I already cannot imagine our lives without it. Ala Costa is more than a program for my son‘s afternoons. It is the support system I have always wished for, with staff that genuinely care, very deeply, about my son and our entire family. Jackie, Ala Costa Parent
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