The Adult Autism Center of Lifetime Learning is designed for adults with developmental disabilities, specifically those who have complex needs. Our programs offer person-centered learning that encourages independent living skills, vocational training, supported employment, and community integration.
Our highly qualified staff members are trained to support individuals every step of the way, partner in their personal progress and encourage them through obstacles. The process can sometimes be frustrating for adults with disabilities and family members alike, but we navigate through them with researched methods and a patient and caring team.
The Academics Program provides differentiated academic instruction for the individual’s needs and benefit.
The Culinary Program includes a commercial kitchen that teaches how to prepare individual meals, as well as items to be sold. Clients are taught how to prepare a variety of healthy foods to increase their independence in caring for their daily needs. Clients have the opportunity to make food products to sell at boutiques and farmer’s markets.
A library with age and developmentally appropriate books for clients to check out. The library will assist clients to learn how to check out books, care for borrowed items appropriately, and return them on time. This will prepare them to use the public library as they gain independence.
A greenhouse where clients will learn how to grow plants and vegetables. They will also sell the produce at local farmer’s markets to help clients learn commerce.
Teach clients how to build healthy habits and how to exercise appropriately. Many individuals with autism experience medical issues, obesity, and would prefer to have a more sedentary lifestyle. This part of the program would help the clients learn how to have a more active and healthy lifestyle. Eventually, we would want the clients to gain independence and start using local recreation centers to exercise.
A room with laundry machines, a bed, a closet, a shower, a kitchenette, etc. in order for clients to practice daily independent living skills.
Provide training for applying for a job, interviewing, arriving to work on time, clocking in and out, taking breaks appropriately, and getting along with coworkers.
Teach clients different arts and crafts. When appropriate, clients would be taught specific skills to create projects that could be sold at boutiques and farmer’s markets.
Training clients how to make and maintain friendships, interact with peers, spend leisure time appropriately, broaden interests, and access the community appropriately.
Help clients decrease anxiety in medical and dental environments through community partnerships.
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