(This news item was updated on September 24, 2018)
The path to independence for young people living with autism can be a complex multi-year process that involves goal setting, developing experiences and having a strong support system in place when the inevitable bumps on the road occur. We believe that “early intervention” support during the transition to adulthood is as beneficial for emerging adults as it has been for young children with autism.
The Sinneave Family Foundation’s new Launch + Skills program offers focused individualized support for up to one year, for individuals 15 and over who are on a path to independence including continued education, employment and/or living away from home in the future.
Whether a young person is in high school, or already has a part time job, having a team of experts alongside to provide insight, guidance, accountability and encouragement when things are going well, or during a challenge, can help move them more quickly towards their goals. The team also supports families to learn strategies to foster the success of their emerging adult.
Features of the program include ongoing enrollment, individualized action plan development, 1:1 coaching sessions, workshops for participants and parents and café style meet ups.
Enrollment for the Launch + Skills program is now open. To find out if this program is right for you, please contact us at 403.210.5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) has been working since 2008 to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families. Launch is one of Sinneave’s initiatives in the area of transition planning and navigation. Since 2011, Launch has helped over 500 individuals and their families with transitions. What we have learned continues to inform the evolution of Launch programs and toolkits that support the transition to adulthood.