Students have free access to Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS). During the first week of each training session, students are trained to use MITS. MITS information can be found here: www.mitsbus.org and MITS OnTime? App.
As mentioned in the Housing Policies, students are not to bring cars to the hotel. Students are welcome to bring a bike but are responsible for providing a bike lock. Bike racks are located at several places around the hotel.
Community Access Checklist
EGTI staff assess skills within the Community Access Checklist to determine if students have the know-how necessary to navigate different environments independently while being appropriate and safe. Students will have unlimited opportunities to practice and display mastery of skills noted within the Community Access Checklist over the course of their time at EGTI.
The Community Access Checklist is broken down into three levels: hotel environment (level 1), downtown Muncie (level 2), and the city of Muncie (level 3). When a student exhibits skills within level one, EGTI staff feel comfortable leaving the student at the hotel without supervision. When a student exhibits skills within level two, EGTI staff feel comfortable leaving the student at the hotel and allowing them to access downtown Muncie without supervision. When a student exhibits skills within level three, EGTI staff feel comfortable leaving the student at the hotel, allowing them to access downtown Muncie, and allowing them to ride MITS to access the city of Muncie without supervision.
A student who does not exhibit all of the skills noted within the Community Access Checklist are still able to access any activity of interest but must have the support of EGTI staff.
EGTI staff on duty during evenings and weekends will talk with students to determine what activities they want to do for the evening or day. Determined by the level reached by each student on the Community Access Checklist, staff will manage the activities to ensure students receive the level of support needed.
If a student wants or requires one on one assistance, we encourage the student to arrange support from their Medicaid Waiver, if applicable. The service provider, guardian(s), and EGTI staff will communicate regularly to plan when such supports may be needed.