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New Programs Are Ready for 2021-22!

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Please note, Module content and/or order of delivery date is subject to change based on curricular revisions to accommodate student profiles and continuity of learning trends.

Independent Mountaineers

The Independent Mountaineers Program is designed for young adults requiring structured learning activities which support gaining true independence with self care, healthy living practices and taking responsibility for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. These modules are built to provide foundational success in developing stronger skill sets for mastering everyday tasks with less prompting from family members and/or peer mentors. Through weekly practice challenges, planning exercises and the use of digital tools, participants in the course will gradually improve self awareness of the personal responsibilities required to climb the ‘Mountain of Independence’.

Program Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
(9:30 to 11:30 AM)

Program Fees

$525 per module (4 weeks per module) Family Bundle Discount – AM and PM classes $850 per month (10 modules September 7th, 2021 to June 24th, 2022)

Start Date

Monthly Enrollment

Agents for Change

A Transition to Adulthood Program designed to introduce participants to Social Thinking Concepts® and the related vocabulary used to teach social cognition and emotional regulation skills. This language-based curriculum explicitly teaches individuals how to use a systematic approach to understanding how the social world works and how to be more aware in social situations. Using practical language, role playing activities and self monitoring, participants learn the process of social communication and apply their knowledge during peer supported activities. Strategies and tools for Parents/Caregivers are provided and self-advocacy skills are also embedded in this lesson.

Program Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
(12:30 to 2:30 PM)

Program Fees

$525 per module (4 weeks per module)
Family Bundle Discount – AM and PM classes $850 per month (10 modules September 7th, 2021 to June 24th, 2022)

Start Date

Monthly Enrollment

Social Navigators

For Teens

A teen program focused on understanding how to navigate the social world, taking personal responsibility for executing daily tasks and for self-managing emotions. In small group sessions, participants learn successful strategies that develop social-emotional awareness, social observation skills and executive functioning. Using Social Thinking™ and related curriculum, Program Facilitators teach participants how to use tools such as Social Behavior Mapping©, Zones of Regulation© and the ‘Get Ready, Do Done’ model, in order to engage with others socially and to increase independence. During interactive learning activities and follow up conversations, participants learn to visualize, organize, and build social competencies such as emotional maturity, heightened perspective taking and social problem solving.

Program Schedule

Every Wednesday evening (4:30 to 6:00 pm) or (6:30 to 8:00 pm) for 4 weeks

Program Fees

$175 per module (4 weeks/per module)

Start Date

Monthly Enrollment

Transition Pathfinders

Graduate Program

This course is designed for individuals needing support with approaching life changes as they transition into adulthood. During the process of completing each module, participants will be engaged in self exploration, assertiveness training and using executive functioning strategies to build a personalized vision project. Participants will work collaboratively to develop accountable action plans which support realistic goals for becoming contributing citizens at home and in the local community. Participants will become self advocates, problem solvers, and collective planners, designing a future that aligns with each individual’s unique strengths and challenges.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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Workshops & Summer Programs

Person-Directed Planning & Parent Workshops

2022 Dates Coming Soon!

Person-Directed Planning tells us about the person’s hopes and dreams, the supports necessary for success, and the actions required for the desired outcomes. The person directs and owns the plan. Such an approach highlights the importance of the person taking the lead on the plan, deciding what is most important to the person, and what the future could look like.

To sign up for our Person-Directed Planning & Parent Workshops, please email director@checkered-door.com

Summer Programming & Summer Registration

July & August

Summer Programming will be available for participants in July & August. Summer programming and registration dates are currently being finalized, please check back for more updates on these programs.