SOAR 2018 was amazing…stay tuned for dates of SOAR 2019

Be ready for SOAR 2019 information in December

Check out the fun at SOAR by watching one of our slide shows!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6I9-wj9Z4o

 

Contact:  Michelle Rubin 561-213-5450 with questions

Summer Opportunity for Adult Readiness, this residential program offers career exploration and a chance to experience post-secondary opportunities. The program curriculum focuses on: career exploration and employment, executive function/independent living, social skills, self-determination, financial management and good health practices.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

Have a documented disability on the autism or asperger’s  spectrum and/or related developmental disability

Be at least 18 – 25 years of age for adult SOAR and 16-17 years old for High School SOAR

Be capable of meeting personal needs without assistance (dressing, showering, shaving and toileting)

Be able to self-administer any necessary medication

Have no disruptive behavior difficulties or violent tendencies

No history of running or leaving school/home unsupervised

Have the capability to participate two in 50 to 90 minute classes daily

Navigate the campus independently with guidance from counsellors, involves lots of walking

Live in a group dorm setting and compromise with roommates

Be interested in learning steps to employment, social skills, post-secondary education opportunities and independent living

Participation in all activities and classes is mandatory

SOAR began in the summer of 2015 and we have continued to grow each summer. We host students on the Boca Raton Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus for 12 days of residential experience for adult SOAR and 5 days for High School students. SOAR is the only camp experience of its kind in Palm Beach County. Giving young adults on the autism spectrum ages 18-25 the opportunity to gain independence, learn job readiness and hone important social skills needed to be successful in the work place. At our High School SOAR, 16-17 year olds attend a 5 day residential program to begin looking ahead to independence and post-secondary opportunities along with career exploration.

Partners

  • Autism After 21
  • Florida Department Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Stand Among Friends
  • Collaboration Works