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ACCESS Program

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Real world learning experiences to develop real world skills

The ACCESS Program is designed to teach life long learning beyond the classroom, to meet the needs of young adults from 18 years and up, diagnosed with learning, intellectual, and developmental difficulties. The program is available in full and part-time options.

ACCESS offers opportunities for young adults with differential learning needs to learn socially significant goals within the community. It provides young adults with individualized instruction using evidence-based practices and evolves based on the available data. The specialized program team, are committed to ensuring our young adults receive a program that is grounded in scientific support and adheres to international standards of best practice.

As we recognize each young adult as an individual, with their own unique interests and strengths, our program is tailored to explore preferences, build self-confidence, and teach skills that will raise each young person to reach their own potential.

Program Vision

  • Empower young adults to become independent agents of change.
  • Transform community mindsets which values acceptance and diversity
  • Advocate for inclusive work environment
  • Create meaningful community inclusion

Program Objectives

  • An individualized program designed to meet the unique needs of the participant
  • One-on-one and group training
  • Direct workplace skills based on each individual’s strengths and interests
  • Targeted job skills through work experience opportunities
  • Data-driven analysis, ongoing performance monitoring delivered by highly trained staff

Program Objectives

Contact

info@allspecialkids.org

access1@allspecialkids.org

          022 788 2102

Why ACCESS

ACCESS strives to create meaningful social inclusion within the community and to this end we offer a range of workshops and consultations to companies and organizations, which also share our vision for equality and acceptance for those with differential learning needs. We are advocating for inclusive work environments for all.

Who Will Benefit

ACCESS program will serve young adults age 18 and up, who suffer from multiple learning difficulties, behavioral, emotional and social difficulty; and a few with speech, language and communication issues, affected by a few of the conditions below;

  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Downs Syndrome

Who Will Benefit

Curricular Areas

The curriculum extends upon young adults’ achievements and is delivered within the community. In situ learning experiences provide our participants with the best possibilities of meaningful acquisition and maintenance of skills, which are necessary for work place and community inclusion.

Our curriculum is individualized to meet the specific needs of each young adult and targets areas such as; independent living skills (e.g., cookery), social communication (e.g., developing friendships), and employment preparation and experience (e.g., work placements), health & well being (e.g., positive mental health), community skills (e.g., volunteering) and organization skills.

Registration

Parents or young adults who wish to apply for a place are invited to contact the office to arrange to meet with a member of the ACCESS team. At this meeting, we will discuss how the program might meet the individual’s needs.

Registration forms and information on fees will be given at the initial meeting.

2020-2021

Term 1         September-December

Term 2         January-April

Term 3         May-June

ACCESS Modules

Social skills and friendships are fundamental elements to experiencing meaningful social inclusion.  ACCESS, in collaboration with Webster University, are offering a social skills module, which focuses directly on teaching skills considered important to the development of social skills for young adults (17year+) to build friendships.

Range of Skills Covered

  • Introductory Session (talking about interests, getting to know one another)
  • Starting and maintaining conversations
  • Finding a source of friends
  • Using electronic communication
  • Appropriate use of humor
  • Entering and terminating conversations
  • Managing Get-togethers
  • Dating etiquette
  • Handling disagreements
  • Handling direct and indirect bullying

Enrolment:

Sessions are delivered twice per week- once at ACCESS office and then on the Webster Campus with peers. 

For more information and registration information, contact info@allspecialkids.org or call 022 788 21 02

Nutrition and health eating form an important part of daily life. This module aims to develop the foundational skills necessary for young adults to develop their understanding and appreciation of food, as well as to prepare food for themselves and others. With our professional chef, the module will address the following skills.

Range of Skills Covered

  • Culinary foundation and understanding 
  • Kitchen safety
  • Kitchen hygiene 
  • Nutritional Science as applied to meal planning
  • Communication in the kitchen
  • Preparing Recipes 
  • Meal planning, budgeting and sourcing ingredients
  • Organization in the kitchen
  • Preparing food for others 

Enrolment:

Sessions are delivered twice per week- once at ACCESS office and then at the kitchen

For more information and registration information, contact info@allspecialkids.org or call 022 788 21 02

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