Launch program

Under Construction....The Launch Project

The Launch Program is a class for older teens and young adults to develop and practice the skills needed for independent living.

A 2013 study showed that "Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after leaving high school as compared to those with other types of disabilities, researchers say.

Only about 17 percent of young adults on the spectrum ages 21 to 25 have ever lived independently. By comparison nearly 34 percent of their peers with intellectual disability have, researchers reported online recently in the journal Autism." Read more here.

The Launch Program's mission is elevate this 17%! We believe, with the right support, young adults with autism can do better!

The Launch program is dedicated to teaching the skills needed to become independent. The program is conducted in four-week modules so that teens and young adults can attend the modules most relevant to their needs. Some modules include a simultaneous parent support group dedicated to helping parents help their teens/young adults to successfully launch.

The Launch Project

Programming to empower individuals with autism to live healthy, indepedent, and fulfilling lives!

Parenting-2-Go

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  • A new topic each week

  • Webinar Format so you can participate from anywhere, anonymously

  • Low cost ($5) so its available to everyone

  • Commenting and discussion is encouraged

  • Don't worry, we're the only ones on camera!

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Socialization & Friendship Making

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Financial Planning

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Skill Building

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Skill Building

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  • Four Week Modules

  • Webinar and Live Formats

  • Dating & Relationships

  • Career Planning

  • Hygiene and Self-care

Adaptive Living Skills

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Financial Planning

Dating & Relationships

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Skill Building

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  • Four Week Modules

  • Webinar and Live Formats

  • Dating & Relationships

  • Career Planning

  • Hygiene and Self-care

Health & Fitness

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Financial Planning

Dating & Relationships

Skill Building

Skill Building

Skill Building

Skill Building

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  • Four Week Modules

  • Webinar and Live Formats

  • Dating & Relationships

  • Career Planning

  • Hygiene and Self-care

Career Discovery

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Financial Planning

Dating & Relationships

Skill Building

Skill Building

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Skill Building

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  • Four Week Modules

  • Webinar and Live Formats

  • Dating & Relationships

  • Career Planning

  • Hygiene and Self-care

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Enrollment is limited. Classes are typically held by video meeting. Once you're registered, you choose the topics you wish to attend. Regular attendance and parent participation may be required depending on the topic.

  • The class is intended for individuals 16 and older who struggle with various aspects of becoming independent.

  • Teens and young adults in the program often have Aspergers, High Functioning Autism, mild cognitive delays, social anxiety and/or ADHD.

  • Even though structure, support, and encouragement are of emphasis, in order to participate, individuals must be able to manage their behavior and communicate well enough to participate in a small group discussion in person or online.

  • A screening session is often held prior to the classes to prepare teens, young adults, and parents for the program

  • The cost of participation in the 4-week program is to be announced. We ask that families pay prior to the first class.

About Us

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. Our group of independently practicing providers strive to provide the best, most comprehensive care that modern psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and other disciplines have to offer.

Mission

Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families. We utilize the latest research and the most skilled providers in the service of improving people’s lives. We strive to empower parents and to integrate multiple disciplines in the building of strong families and healthy children.

Our Promise

We take a strengths-based approach utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and include parents in all aspects of treatment and assessment. We'll find the service and the provider that best fits your family. With our growing list of clinicians, if you are not satisfied with your provider or services will help you make the necessary changes.