Adult Life Skills Program

ALSP

Continuity of services is extremely important. With the right guidance, individuals with autism can be gainfully employed and demonstrate enormous competence in the workplace, in community activities, and in their homes with continued programming for success. Adults with autism who remain in our program will need ongoing support and skill development. Students who need continued support after graduating from our Education Program move into our ALSP.

Adult Life Skills Program

In the ALSP, developing a program that meets the individual needs of the adult learner is critical. As adult learners enter the program, IEA assesses the skill repertoire of each adult learner along with his/her interests and builds an individualized educational program specific to their needs. This allows the adult learner to continue to grow and learn, have age-appropriate opportunities and experiences in the community, and find paid employment outside our program.

Students Will Learn:

Language and social skills necessary for adult interaction

Language and social skills necessary for adult interaction

Pre-vocational and vocational skills to ensure marketability of the adult learner

Pre-vocational and vocational skills to ensure marketability of the adult learner

Proper experiences to ensure the acquisition of wider and more age-appropriate leisure activities

Proper experiences to ensure the acquisition of wider and more age-appropriate leisure activities

Independence in all areas of home and daily living

Independence in all areas of home and daily living

Self-advocacy skills

Self-advocacy skills

Supportive Instruction that Nurtures Independence

Adults in the ALSP continue to have access to high levels of support to ensure their ongoing success. Adult learners also, however, have higher levels of independence and opportunities to work under those conditions. IEA continues to provide support to learners within our building, in the community, and especially at job sites by maintaining a 1:2 Staff-Learner Ratio. Life Skills Coaches provide varying levels of support to the adult learners at different times to ensure that each adult is able to successfully enjoy his/her daily experiences and continue to learn the skills necessary to complete tasks and interact with peers and colleagues.

How is the Adult Life Skill Program Funded?

IEA’s ALSP is approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide services to adults with autism. IEA provides services as dictated by the service plan for each adult learner and is funded accordingly.

Your Donations Matter

Unfortunately, the critical services we provide adults within our program are not covered the same way as child-learners. Therefore, we are committed to fundraising for all these uncovered costs, ensuring that all students have access to the staff and resources necessary for the highest positive student outcomes possible. It is only through the support of community members like you that we can continue to provide these life-changing services.

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CoVid19 update
During these unprecedented times, IEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all staff and students based upon the guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Education (DOE), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and Department of Health (DOH). 
For information on IEA’s Protocol for Returning to In-Person Instruction following a Health-Related School Closure, click the link below.