HEELS Prep is designed to support emerging adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), age 18-26, toward a community engaged and self-determined adult life. The program addresses key areas of the transition to adulthood, including self-management, life skills, career development, mental health, and community safety. Through diversified learning experiences and practical application, participants grow in their understanding of the rights, responsibilities, and advantages of adulthood.

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HEELS Prep is an interdisciplinary collaboration between UNC Department of Allied Health Sciences, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, TEACCH Autism Program, UNC School of Education, along with a community partner, Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International.

HEELS Prep is a program of the recently established HEELS 2 Transition organization. HEELS 2 Transition is working toward expanding offerings to include year-round programming designed to support to individuals with ID.