ALL IN for Autism is an adult day program for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. We believe in a three tiered approach in our programming. The three areas addressed by this program are employment, daily living skills, and self-help skills. Each of these areas is vital in ensuring that we are providing our clients with the best possible opportunity to live the most independent life that they can. It is our intention to ensure that we are providing opportunities for success that individuals would not have without our services.
Our goal is to provide each of our clients the individual supports that they need in order to be as involved with community employment as possible. As no two individuals have the same exact set of skills or abilities, these services will be individualized based upon the individual needs of the client. We will provide training in requisite skills, practice trials of job skills, and job coaching in order to provide the greatest chance for success.
Daily Living Skills:
While our ultimate goal is for our clients to obtain employment, we also understand the importance of teaching our clients the skills that they will need outside of their jobs. Our program provides instruction and supports in these daily living skills such as buying groceries, cooking food, paying for purchases, and counting money. These are skills that we so often take for granted although they play a pivotal role in the lives of most individuals. It is our goal to help our clients to gain and/or improve these skills to improve independence in their daily lives.
Another area of crucial importance for our clients is ensuring that they have the self-help skills that are able to care for themselves as much as possible. Many times this is an area that becomes overlooked as service providers become comfortable with their clients and needs become anticipated. We will provide direct instruction in self-help skills to give our clients the chance to develop these skills as well as opportunities to practice skills independently and in a variety of settings to provide the opportunity for generalization and retention of skills.