ASD Adult Achievement Center Programs

Our programs are structured, workshop-based, and goal-directed. We teach valuable skills to assist adults with autism how to confidently navigate work place situations, relationships, independent living and more. We see each individual as a whole person with natural gifts and abilities. Recognizing these abilities allows each individual’s personality to shine through.

We provide training and education in the areas of:
Social Skills | Executive Function | Independent Life | Career Development

Our programs:

  • Provide techniques to help focus on timing and attention
  • Use the Socratic-method to teach behaviors that help predict social outcomes
  • Build communication and language skills both in the workplace and other relationships

If you have questions please contact us.

Social Skills

Our Social Skills workshops focus on timing, attention, provide support for enhancing communication, social behaviors and sensory integration.

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. Learn more

VIPWorks is a vocational “Skills Lab” training program to include work experience in a variety of computer programs and other technology-related disciplines. Our program encompasses print and digital production skills… Learn more

instructor assisting participant at a computer in a workshop

“Considering that this was my first experience in a workplace environment, I can safely say that I never expected it to be this fun. I have learned new things thanks to both VIP Works and PEERS, made products that have been well received, and have in general been rewarded well for joining. This was well worth the almost year that it took for me to finally get into ASD Adult Achievement Center.”

-Gavin Staley

Executive Function

Our Executive Function workshops help teach young adults with autism how to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and successfully juggle multiple tasks.

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. Learn more

Youth 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… Learn more

“This place was recommended to me by Jennifer Cicia of UCF CARD.  I decided to give it a try and, after completing the VIPWorks summer program, was hired on with the company.  I’m doing things I love, helping others like myself, and now I’m taking on more responsibilities to help the company expand.  It has been life changing for me.”

-Matthew Johnson

Independent Life

Our Independent Living workshops encourage greater independence and personal growth by teaching community safety, handling finances, self-care, vocational skills, and more.

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

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

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.  Learn more

Youth 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… Learn more

“There are not enough superlatives to describe the amazing work that Paula, MaryAnn, and the entire staff do every day.  Our son found a community, friends, life skills, and new found optimism for his future.  This organization is more than worthy of your attention, inquiry, and support.  Thank you to the entire team for the positive, life changing mission that you embody and share everyday!”

-Jeffrey Korentur (Danny’s Dad) 

Career Development

Our Career Development workshops assess the skills or resources a person has and can develop, and how to make a successful move into the working world to help gain independent living.

VIPWorks is a vocational “Skills Lab” training program to include work experience in a variety of computer programs and other technology-related disciplines. Our program encompasses print and digital production skills… Learn more

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

“ASD is a great and welcoming place for anyone who may be on the spectrum. Everyone who works here is very accepting and friendly, and will always do what they can to help. I’ve attended several of their programs and they’ve left me for the better. If you want to be helped, listened to, and understood, this place is perfect for you.”

-Ty Flores 

Paul Moran
Paul Moran
September 27, 2021.
I'm currently a part of the VIPWorks program, started going a few weeks ago. Everyone I met there has been amazing, very friendly and helpful too.
Scarlett Flames
Scarlett Flames
August 30, 2021.
I’ve been taking the task masters program for seven weeks and it has helped me a lot with my daily life. I’m really happy to be here.
Elias Piccard
Elias Piccard
August 30, 2021.
I am currently in the Taskmasters program and I am learning a lot about myself and being able to share my goals and have great instructors teaching me the fundamentals and getting to where I want to be in the future.
Priya Chobe
Priya Chobe
July 12, 2021.
I can confidently say that this organization is one of the best places you can sign up with if you are an adult on the spectrum who needs help with developing any kind of area in your life, including: social skills, independent living skills, self-advocacy, job readiness skills and vocational skills, and much more! I have personally seen dozens grow from joining and participating in these programs. In addition, every single staff member—as well as the founder herself—put every fiber of their being towards helping clients and creating a safe, positive environment for everyone.
Ryan Stauffer
Ryan Stauffer
June 23, 2021.
ASD Adult Achievement Center is truly a remarkable place to work at. There, I've met a lot of people that go through similar challenges that I also face. Here, I've learned all sorts of new techniques that will help more when I'm in a workplace to improve from the struggles that I have been going through and I have made many designs of creativity in the working environment.
Sterling Swope
Sterling Swope
February 16, 2021.
Bella Lavoie (MarieWalker14)
Bella Lavoie (MarieWalker14)
January 20, 2021.
Amazing. Very kind people who want to help. Wonderful atmosphere.
Jeffrey Korentur
Jeffrey Korentur
November 24, 2020.
There are not enough superlatives to describe the amazing work that Paula, MaryAnn, and the entire staff do every day. Our son found a community, friends, life skills, and new found optimism for his future. This organization is more than worthy of your attention, inquiry, and support. Thank you to the entire team for the positive, life changing mission that you embody and share everyday!
Lori Dahan
Lori Dahan
November 24, 2020.
I cannot rave enough about this organization! Kudos to Paula and all the staff for creating an incredible environment filled with warmth, kindness, and programs perfectly suited for the needs of young adults on the spectrum.
Dixie Johnson
Dixie Johnson
January 27, 2020.

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