Launch Pad is a step-by-step life coaching program designed to launch ASD adults into greater independence. Launch Pad provides the necessary tools to establish a solid foundation to allow ASD adults to achieve greater independence in a supported environment. Launch Pad also takes the guesswork out of what to do with a step-by-step action plan tailored to each client’s individual needs.

Young adults will learn:

• Daily Living/Self care Skills
• Relationship Skills
• Social Communication Skills
• House/Money Management Skills
• Managing Work and Studies
• Career and Education Planning

 

Program participants must be 18 or over, graduated from high school and motivated to participate.  Scroll down to complete registration form. 

TEAM

  • Videsh Ramsundar
  • Bethany Emerson

TIME

1 hour sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, adults with Autism can most certainly live independently by learning the proper skills at their own pace.

In order to become independent, young adults with autism can learn the necessary skills through programs like Launch Pad. This workshop includes, but is not limited to: money management for renting their own place or even saving up to buy a car. Budgeting for food and creating a grocery list, how to prepare meals at home, daily living and self-care guidelines, even planning for education and career.

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Executive Function Skills

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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

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Life Coaching

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Self-Advocacy

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Job Readiness Skills

VIPworks

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Career Success Shop

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Job Placement Services

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