Young Adult Transition Association

Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in membership in YATA!  The YATA organization provides a forum for collaboration on issues of mutual concern, including young adult issues, operational issues, education, advocacy and other aspects related to providing young adult transitional services.

YATA offers two levels of membership for organizations, full and provisional.  Minimum requirements are noted and briefly described below.  A Professional Individual membership is also offered and briefly described below.

An application for any level of YATA membership is voluntary on the part of the applicant and is designed to provide organizations and professional individuals the opportunity to show their commitment to the ethics and standards upheld by the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) and its members.

YATA’s membership requirements exist as a measure of an individual professional and a program’s ethics, integrity and professionalism.

Membership year runs June 1st thru May 31st of each year.  For questions or if submitting application after December 1st, please e-mail

Membership Options

To read and understand more about the different levels of membership, membership criteria and the benefits of becoming a YATA member to determine which option is right for you or your organization, click on the links at the bottom of the page.


Organization “Full” Membership (Programs only):

  • Licensed or Accredited
  • In operation for a minimum of 3 years
  • Participating in YATA research and outcome studies
  • Uphold all other YATA membership requirements and ethical standards as stated in membership information

Organization “Provisional” Membership:

  • In operation for a minimum of one year
  • Working towards licensure or accreditation (if a program)
  • Participating or working towards YATA research and outcome studies
  • Uphold all other YATA membership requirements and ethical standards as outlined in membership information
  • If an Educational Consulting Practice – minimum of 3 full-time practicing consultants


These professional individuals support the ethical standards as outlined by YATA, as well as share the mission of cooperative and collaborative relationships. Individual members may be mental health professionals, educational consultants, direct care staff, admissions staff, and educators.

YATA as an organization is not an accrediting body and is not responsible for the viability or actions of a member program or individual professional.

Click here to download the full Organization Membership Information.
(Please review before filling out online application).

Click here to download the full Professional Individual Membership Information
(Please review before filling out online application).




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