Empowering ASD adults with knowledge for successful living
Our founder, Paula Breeden, was inspired by her journey raising her son Zak, who has ASD, to empower other young adults with ASD with knowledge to help them navigate through life and become more independent. After receiving her Life and Career Coach certification from the Life Purpose Institute, Paula founded a meetup group, ASD Adult Achievers, and started building her coaching practice, Transform Your Life Coaching. She was then honored to serve as the Adult Programs Facilitator for UCF CARD. This prepared her to launch the ASD Adult Achievement Center as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.”
— leonard cohen
Our mission is to provide an environment where adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can come together to develop skills, strategies and solutions that promote greater achievement and independence.
We provide training and education in the areas of social skills, executive function skills, independent living skills and job readiness skills. Our programs are structured, workshop-based, and goal-directed. We see each individual as a whole person with natural gifts and abilities. Recognizing these abilities allows each individual's personality to shine through.
“You are not broken and you don't need to be fixed.”
— PAULA BREEDEN
If you have been touched by autism, get involved to help us carry out our mission. We accept volunteers based on what you can bring to our organization. College students can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting on the job experience. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for program facilitation, development, and outreach.