College Certificates or Diplomas are the anchors of the two residential years, which are enhanced by a unique association with Scottsdale Community College or any local post secondary program of choice. Resident Directors are on site 24/7, and are responsible for providing student meals; transportation to and from college; overseeing and offering “reminders and strategies”; establishing a safe environment; and work in conjunction with our Program Directors.
Our curriculum is centered around our Communication Program, which is uniquely designed to facilitate the following skills: Social Language, Social Problem Solving, Friendship Development, Nonverbal and Verbal Communication Skills, Language Processing, Idiomatic Language, and Pragmatic Prosody. Our Academic Program includes: self-advocacy skills, organizational skills, study skills, career exploration, workplace skills, and an introduction to college life. Our Personal Living Program includes: cooking instruction, nutrition, laundry, time management, and money management. Get Fit: Mind & Body is a specially designed physical education program for our students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. We implement a focus on core fitness and strengthening curriculum with emphasis areas on balance development, body control, and spatial awareness training. We also incorporate all aspects of sports from coaching, training, skill development, and game facilitation. Beyond the physical aspects, Get Fit: Mind & Body, addresses topics of health, nutrition & hygiene, and develops practical application skills that are necessary to each student’s success.
Students meet weekly with staff and their positive behavior support team to monitor progress and identify goals. The overall goal is to develop strategies based on the students individual needs, which will assist them to successfully earn a college degree.