Who We Serve

We encourage you to visit us to learn more about our program and whether we might be a fit for you or your child. We work with a wide range of individuals and our work is tailored to a participant’s profile, so the question of who is right for our program is not always easily answered.

In general, the profiles of our participants may include a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum disorder or nonverbal learning disability. Many struggle with managing their feelings (frustration, anger, anxiety, obsessive thinking) and with having successful relationships. They may have become depressed and despondent in other places and feel an overwhelming sense of hopelessness and withdrawal when they first join us.

School-Age Participants
As an adolescent you may be a fit for our program if any of these statements apply to you:

  • you have a range of interests but inconsistent academic skills
  • you struggle to communicate but have a desire to learn
  • you have found it difficult to make or keep friends
  • you struggle with the rapid pace and standard structure of traditional schools
  • you learn better when your own interests are built into your curriculum
  • you learn better when you are able to pay attention to your movement and sensory needs
  • you struggle with understanding, expressing, and managing your emotions
  • you frequently feel misunderstood and frustrated or withdrawn
  • you have little sense of direction and don’t feel a strong sense of purpose about school

Young Adult Participants
As a young adult, you may be a fit for our program if any of these statements apply to you:

  • you have a range of interests but inconsistent academic or work skills
  • you struggle to communicate but have a desire to be more independent
  • you have found it difficult to make or keep friends
  • you struggle with understanding, expressing, and managing your emotions
  • you frequently feel misunderstood and frustrated or withdrawn
  • you have little sense of direction and don’t feel a strong sense of purpose about your life
  • you have attended or want to attend college but have found it overwhelming at first
  • you are struggling to acquire work experience or career direction
  • you rely on your parents for many of your needs and want to be more independent

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