Welcome to spectrum.troy.edu/chrysalis, the official webpage of the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (AIACC) Transition Age (14-20 years old) Standards of Practice Committee. Our website takes its name (Chrysalis) from the hard exoskeleton from which a butterfly emerges as a metaphor for the equally profound transition from adolescence to adulthood. This can be particularly challenging for many Autistic students and their families as they prepare to transition from child to adult services.
The objectives of the committee are:

  • Educate students, their families, service providers, and school systems on implementing transition planning in Individual Education Programs.
  • Educate students, families, service providers, and school systems on the current state of the system in place to provide transition services.
  • Develop and implement transition-based services.

Currently, our primary project is to compile a list of transition-related resources relevant to Alabama’s Autistic students, their families, service providers, and school systems. Click on the Resources tab to see the list. Contact Erich Grommet (committee chair; egrommet@troy.edu; 516-647-1517) with questions or if you know of a resource we are missing.

Alabama Regional Autism Network (AL-RAN)
AL-RAN serves people with questions, concerns, or resource needs regarding themselves, an autistic family member, friend, client, patient, or student (diagnosed or suspected). Please contact your AL-RAN for local agencies and professionals who provide transition services.