Transition Autism Program (Project TAP)

Two innovative and dedicated counselors from ADS initiated Project TAP in the Summer of 2015 with 15 incoming freshmen.  The Transition Autism Program is designed to meet the specific needs of students on the Autism Spectrum as they shift from high school to college. This unique grant-funded program provides peer mentoring, specialized advising and support, social skills work, and a parent support component. Project TAP selects and approves groups of new students on the spectrum each Fall semester. (Read the 2/4/16 Harper News article.)  For more information, please review our brochure, call us at (847) 925-6266 or email

To apply for TAP, you can download the application, complete the form and your essay, then fax the application at 847.925.6267 or mail the application to:

  • Access and Disability Services
  • 1200 W. Algonquin Road
  • Palatine, IL 60067-7398