Social Skills Therapy - Ages 16-24

Young Mens' GroupOur transition social skills therapy courses provides instruction, demonstrations, modeling, practice, and promotion of transfer and generalization in the following areas to increase skills and opportunities for positive social interactions for teens and young adults.

Sample Transition Course Offerings

“Employment Transition Connections” (ETC) Facilitated Employment
A program to provide real and diverse opportunities to engage in meaningful work, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment, productivity, and independence, while learning from 8 unique employment opportunities.

Each week participants will receive 1 hour of instruction focusing on basic job expectations, etiquette, employee skills, work ethic, learning and fulfilling a role, following rules at work, accepting instruction and feedback, and many other skills necessary to gaining and maintaining successful employment. For the remaining 3 hours of the group participants will volunteer with 8 different organizations to receive a variety of on-the-job experiences in retail, food service, production, customer service, and much more.

“Meet and Mingle”
This group is for high school graduates up to the age of 30.  The format is discussion and the topics are decided on by each group.  Meet and Mingle is facilitated by highly trained leaders that have a background in working with adults on the spectrum.

Therapeutic Recreation

“Homecoming Dance”
Homecoming is a time to celebrate the school you’re attending. And, after you’ve graduated, it’s a time to go back (or “come home”) to your town and the campus, see old friends, and reminisce about your school days.

Prom (short for promenade) is a semi-formal dance or gathering of students. It is typically held near the end of the school year. It figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students.

Links Regarding Transition to Adulthood

Special Education Transition Planning A Self-Advocacy Fact Sheet from the Minnesota Disability Law Center

Transition Planning and Employment from PACER Center

Life Journey Through Autism:  A Guide for Transition to Adulthood