When adults with autism are given the tools and resources they need to thrive, they can become the best version of themselves. At the Adult Autism Center, we provide support to adults with autism so that they can work, learn, play, and live in their communities. Since each individual is unique in terms of their interests, skills, and goals, we offer a wide range of programs, all of which encourage a more independent, higher quality life.
Our Center 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.
Individuals with autism often have an average or above-average IQ. However, challenges in school can create learning difficulties. The goal of the Academics Program is to encourage lifelong learning, focusing on each client's interests and goals. The skills developed and milestones achieved within this program continue to benefit clients for years to come.
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Learning the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle is critical — especially among those living with autism. Unfortunately, obesity is common among adults with autism, which is why a fun, interactive Fitness Education Program is so beneficial. This program keeps on giving, supporting the physical and mental health of those who take part.
The Agriculture Program offers clients an opportunity to learn how to grow plants and vegetables within a greenhouse. Many clients are drawn to this activity taking great pride in the entire process. From seeding to transplanting, harvesting to packaging, this autism program is highly rewarding.
Having a creative outlet can be incredibly rewarding for individuals with autism. The Arts & Crafts Studio Program highlights the value that arts and crafts bring to each client's life, highlighting the social, cognitive, and motor skill benefits. Like all the programs at the Adult Autism Center, this program is intended to help clients reach their full potential, exploring new interests and talents.
The Social and Leisure Skills Program focuses on the value of friendships and positive relationships while broadening the interests of each individual client. Adults with autism are encouraged to explore new interests in order to grow and thrive. Positive interaction with their peers is also a key area of focus.
At the Adult Autism Center, we understand the value that nutrition brings it your health and quality of life. The Culinary Program offers help for autistic adults in the form of a commercial kitchen. Not only do individuals learn how to prepare meals for themselves but also for others. Many individuals become passionate about cooking and are provided with opportunities to make food products that are sold at local farmers' markets and boutiques.
Autism day services often highlight the importance of home living skills, encouraging lifelong independence. The Home Living Program offers laundry machines, a closet, shower, kitchenette, and more. This allows individuals to practice daily independent living skills, supporting a more fulfilling and safe independent life. Moving out is a big step and for anyone considering this pivotal step, we highly recommend a curriculum designed around home living skills.
For some, going to the dentist or doctor's office is an everyday aspect of life. However, for individuals with autism, these meetings can be frightening, creating immense feelings of anxiety. The Medical, Dental, & Hair Salon Program addresses possible sensory issues that make common community-based appointments overwhelming. By partnering with community partners, clients are able to practice these interactions and experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
The Vocational Training Program focuses on everything related to employment and personal growth. Whether you would like to apply for a job or build the social skills needed to thrive in a workplace environment, this program offers ongoing, structured support. All skills are taught based on the individualized needs and interests of each client.
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