The Launch Program is a class for older teens and young adults to develop and practice the skills needed for independent living.
The Launch program is conducted in four-week modules so that teens and young adult can attend the modules most relevant to their needs. All modules and each class include a simultaneous parent support group dedicated to helping parents help their teens/young adults to successfully launch.
Banking and Finance
Health and Nutrition
Dating & Relationships
Hygiene and Self-care
Hobbies and Leisure Activities
Keeping Yourself Safe, Online and Off
Students meet weekly to learn and practice new skills. Each group includes a brief lesson, followed by structured practice through modeling and role-play scenarios. They provide coaching and support to one another, helping to further their skills. The atmosphere is supportive and fun for all involved.
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.