Transition to Independent Living and Education Program (TILE)

The Transition to Independent Living and Education Program provides an educational experience that focuses on acquisition of skills necessary for independent living.

 

HOURS

Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

 

CONTACT

Phone: 559.442.8237
Fax: 559.499.6038
Email: Karanjit Dhillon
Location: Building A (#1)
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Fresno City College
Attn: Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Referral and Acceptance Process

  1. Tour the Program
  2. Receive CVRC Approval and Referral
  3. Complete and Submit TILE Application Packet
  4. Interview
  5. Obtain Start Date or Defer

Image 1. TILE students around table with food prepared. Image 2. Tile students in kitchen preparing food. Image 3. Student group photo at TILE event. Image 4. Students participating in work experience cleaning a classroom.

Image 1. TILE students around table with food prepared. Image 2. Tile students in kitchen preparing food. Image 3. Student group photo at TILE event. Image 4. Students participating in work experience cleaning a classroom.

Services

Students can expect hands on, campus, classroom, community, and virtual training on:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Menu Planning & Preparation
  • Personal Finance
  • Mobility Skills
  • Personal Care
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Leisure Skills
  • Community
  • Personal Safety
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Practical Money
  • Independent Life
  • Job/Career Education

Call and set up an appointment.

About the Program

TILE is a 2-year program that meets daily, 9:00am to 3:00pm. It is a year-round program that observes Fresno City College holidays, but has a two-week summer break, a two-week winter break, and a one-week spring break. We provide a 1:3 ratio of student aide to students. The program covers modules that will assist the student to become more independent in their living situation and/or move out in the future.

Image 1. TILE students around table with food prepared. Image 2. Tile students in kitchen preparing food. Image 3. Student group photo at TILE event. Image 4. Students participating in work experience cleaning a classroom.

Program Goals

  • Provide students the opportunity to learn self-help skills in each of the above-listed areas in order to perform tasks with minimal assistance.
  • Provide learning activities that will transfer to lifelong independent living skills.
  • Teach self-determination skills and knowledge of individual strengths.
  • Empower students to compile and utilize community resources.
  • Teach independent living skills for job readiness.

Image 1. TILE students around table with food prepared. Image 2. Tile students in kitchen preparing food. Image 3. Student group photo at TILE event. Image 4. Students participating in work experience cleaning a classroom.

Entry Requirements

  • Student must be a Central Valley Regional Center (CVRC) client
  • Student must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma OR 22 years of age and older
  • Student must be able to function without college attendant care
  • Student must possess the desire to become more independent in the home or move out in the future
  • Student must possess self-help skills and be able to learn function independently
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