Admissions Update

   Given the current pandemic, it is difficult to determine the number of openings the OASIS day program will have for September 2021.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, OASIS will not be holding an Admissions Open House this year.  For more information, please contact Liz Smith at  Include your name, the interested applicants name and your phone number.  Thank you!

Admissions Criteria

  • Young adults ages 18-27 on the autism spectrum

  • Live in Middletown or neighboring town (preference will be given to students who have grown up and gone to school in the area

  • Family must be willing to volunteer 25 hrs per year

  • Family must be reachable and supportive

  • Provide required clinical and educational information- completed application which requests the most recent psychological evaluation, educational reports, and IEP, transcript, vocational evaluation if available, and neurological evaluation if appropriate

  • Applicant possesses basic self-care skill

  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to accept and follow reasonable rules and behave respectfully towards others

  • Applicant must be able to administer their own medication

  • Applicants must have sufficient emotional and independent stability to participate in all aspects of the program

  • Applicant exhibits an overall compatibility with the farm environment and demonstrates willingness to pitch in and contribute to the work

  • Show a desire for continued education, self-development, and to attend the program


Admission Process

  1. Express interest in OASIS transitional program via email to 

  2. Contact will be made by admissions director for a phone interview to verify if student meets initial admissions criteria.  If applicant meets initial criteria, he/she will be scheduled for an in-person interview and tour of the facility

  3. If the initial visit indicates a potential match, the family/guardian will be asked to complete an application for admission and to schedule an assessment period ((3 days and 2 nights for resident students; 2 days for day program). Student application/ intake form must be completed prior to the assessment period

  4. Applicants will be notified of suitability for Program by June 15th of the application year

  5. All admissions are contingent on successful completion of a 30 day trial period beginning the first day of programming. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend regularly scheduled volunteer days prior to admission


Due to space limitations, not all applicants who complete the application and meet the criteria for admission will be accepted. A Selection Committee will review applications and select students for admission. The decision to offer or deny admission to the T.R.A.I.L. Center will be made by the Selection Committee. If the number of applicants who meet the selection criteria exceeds the number of spaces available, a lottery system may be used in the selection of applicants.

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm


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