TOPs serves young adults with disabilities by enabling them to reach their full potential through the development of daily living skills, personal-social skills, and occupational skills. TOPs is located in the Andover Central Administration building.
The program provides transition services to post-high school students who have completed their high school experience, but have not received a high school diploma and have not met their transition goals. As part of the program, we strive to help students develop the skills required to be independent in living and traveling in the community, while fostering career and employment opportunities with local businesses and organizations.
An integral part of the program is participation in activities and courses on the campus of Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, where students will enhance life skills, work skills, and foster life-long learning. Collaboration between educators, businesses, agencies, and parents is an essential component of the TOPs.