Here at ASD Adult Achievement Center, we have the honor and privilege of working with a population of high-functioning young adults on the autism spectrum. Our programs are designed to ultimately prepare our participants for integrated, competitive employment in the Central Florida community.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Developing employment skills through job coaching
  • Providing Job Leads that utilize the client’s strengths
  • Assisting with the interview process
  • Meeting with clients and performing Job Coaching when needed
  • Negotiating job accommodations with Employers
  • Assessing potential work environments
  • Providing job-site consultation
  • Assisting the client with understanding appropriate work behaviors
  • Providing regular follow-ups with the employer and the client

Team

  • Videsh Ramsundar
  • Teri Hillery
  • Devin Lessne
  • Claire Ziegler
  • Brenda Martinez Richardson

Frequently Asked Questions

A lot of adults on the autism spectrum seek to express themselves creatively to help manage anxiety. Our Expressive Arts program is offered for just that reason. Participants are encouraged to draw, color, or design graphically and some sessions even include meditation or an inspirational TedTalk.

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Social Skills

PEERS®

PEERS® is a 14-week evidence-based social skills training program for ASD adults who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships.

VIPworks

VIPworks is a partnership between ASD Adult Achievement Center and Bright Feats Directory.

Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts is a 7-week art class designed to help better manage anxiety and stress while increasing one’s overall well being and sense of wonder.

Executive Function Skills

Task Masters

Task Masters is a step-by-step group coaching program designed to help ASD adults develop the necessary executive function skills needed to meet daily responsibilities.

Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Independent Living Skills

Launch Pad

Launch Pad is a step-by-step life coaching program designed to launch ASD adults into greater independence.

Youth Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring is an intensive, time-limited self-advocacy training service. This service uses “like-aged” peers to help youth learn how to self-advocate for the community, social and professional supports needed to…

Life Coaching

Life Coaching looks towards the future, and setting goals, as opposed to counseling or therapy that delves into past traumas or events.

Self-Advocacy

Self Advocacy is designed for ASD adults to develop the skills needed to better communicate their strengths, abilities when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges. 

Job Readiness Skills

VIPworks

VIPworks is a partnership between ASD Adult Achievement Center and Bright Feats Directory.

Career Success Shop

Career Success Shop has been designed to help you understand your skills, interests and values as you think about your future. It will help you to match your strengths to possible careers.

Job Placement Services

Job Placement – Here at ASD Adult Achievement Center, we have the honor and privilege of working with a population of high functioning young adults on the autism spectrum.