Programs and Services
Transition is a Journey
“…the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.”
–Sarah Addison Allen
Transition is a journey and all young adults deserve a thoughtful education that will unlock their potential and prepare them for success, on their own terms, when they enter adulthood. But many wonder, what is positive and possible for my loved one?
It is possible for ALL people with Autism, regardless of the nature of the challenges they face, to live in a place they can call home in the community –with or without support. It is possible for ALL people with Autism, regardless of the nature of the challenges they face, to be employed in a meaningful job that matches their strengths, interests, preferences, and skills. It is possible for ALL people with Autism, regardless of the nature of the challenges they face, to experience personal success and a life that includes having healthy relationships, self-determination, and opportunities for continuing education, pursuit of activities they enjoy, and good health.
Roses For Autism, in conjunction with its parent company, Ability Beyond, assists transitioning students and other young adults in discovering their unique strengths and learning the skills necessary to obtain meaningful employment and achieve their goals!
Through our career training services which include full time programs, summer programs, and student vacation programs, we support the seamless transition of individuals into adulthood by offering opportunities for meaningful employment, continuing education, interest based community experiences, and personal success.
Our comprehensive curriculum offers individualized instruction in social dynamics, research and technology skills, real world academics, life skills, and employability.
Applied learning is supported at our host businesses (Roses for Autism, La Quinta, Pepsi-Cola, Printability, and Uniqlo) in addition to individualized internships and self-employment opportunities.
We work closely with our community partners to achieve individual career goals through specific career-related training and linkages to local colleges for continuing adult education.
Our services are located in CT throughout Greater Hartford, New Haven Shoreline, and Fairfield County as well as in NY throughout Northern and Southern Westchester County and Putnam County.
We also assist adults who have experienced chronic unemployment or underemployment in our Workforce Opportunities, a short-term evaluation service that focuses on identifying strengths, interests, and preferences, and gaining self-confidence through positive work experience. A career portfolio and future recommendations are provided.