The Lyle Torrant and Kit Young Centers
Center Based Special Education
The Lyle Torrant Center
The Lyle Torrant Center is a public school operated by the Jackson County Intermediate School District. The Torrant Center has been in operation since 1973, serving youth with developmental disabilities from all twelve school districts in Jackson County. Students are referred to us through the local school district Special Education teams.We primarily serve Cognitively Impaired (CI), Severely Multiply Impaired (SXI), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed (ECDD). Our students range in age from birth to 26 years. Other programs offered at Torrant include Head Start and Audiological Evaluations.
The Kit Young Center and Young Adult Program
The Kit Young Center is located at 1185 W. Parnall Road, on the Torrant Center campus and has three contained classrooms primarily for Moderately Cognitively Impaired (MoCI) students and one classroom for multiple impairments. The purpose of its programs is to provide community education, mobility, pre-vocational and vocational training in various actual real life settings resulting in successful community utilization and development of skills of community independence.
The Young Adult Program (YAP) at Kit Young is an elective program that is intended to help make the needed connections with post-school programs, supports, adult agencies, and activities that will make the students' transition into life after school productive and more meaningful. The Young Adult Program will concentrate its work in the three areas of transition: Employment, Community Involvement, and Adult Daily Living.Our student populations developmental delays preclude their ability to reach a typical adult role level of functioning. We build on each students individual level of functioning, fostering the attainment of their highest possible level of achievement.
For more information on the Kit Young and Torrant Centers, contactAmy Rogers, PrincipalLyle Torrant and Kit Young Center