For all participants, the programs intent is to promote the realization of greater independence, self value, success and happiness. The program is inclusive of individuals with interests and talents across the spectrum of ASD. For some, the curriculum goals may be a 2-year path to substantial independence upon completion. For others, the goal may be lifelong progression to greater independence while continuing to live in the community.

Using person-centered planning and evidence-based assessments, 29 Acres will yield greater independence among adults with ASD in the areas of employment and volunteer opportunities, and functional living skills and emotional well-being. Our holistic enrichment program focuses on health, therapeutic recreation, active living and prevocational opportunities, and our high-staff-to-client ratio is designed to address the specific needs of each client with personal attention.

The key features of the program include:

Individualized programming serving the full spectrum of ASD

Customized goals using a multidisciplinary team with residents and families as guides

Evidence-based programming supported by educational consultants, board-certified behavioral analysts, vocational counselors, wellness coaches, and other trained professionals

Partnerships with local businesses, organizations and universities

Highly skilled trainer-to-resident ratio based on need

Community connections

Measurable outcomes, to include quality of life indicators

Benefits counseling and service coordination

Our approach to programing includes:

  • Independent living skills
  • Career readiness and employment
  • Ongoing learning
  • Leisure skill development
  • Therapeutic recreation and improved nutrition
  • Self advocacy and interpersonal friendships
  • Community navigation and safety
  • Behavioral, emotional and mental well-being
  • Improved access to quality medical care

 

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