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Impacting lives one individual at a time

ACCESS is a 2-4 year post-secondary program designed to meet the transitional needs of young adults from 17 years and up, diagnosed with learning, intellectual, and developmental difficulties. One of the goals of the program is to develop a residential living program for the interns as they progress through ACCESS. The curriculum integrates independent living skills, social communication development, and employment preparation into a functional, academic experience that supports community inclusion.


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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

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  • Offers solutions for young adults with or without ‘‘Assurance Invaliditie’’ qualification who do not feel the existing programs meet their needs
  • Socially significant goals
  • Individualized instruction
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Ongoing data driven decisions
  • Specialist professionals
  • Ongoing staff training
  • A commitment to actively engage and identify local partners and collaborators to match skill levels and work experience.

Who Will Benefit

ACCESS program will serve young adults age 17 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

ACCESS is focused on providing each individual with the opportunity to reach his/her potential through workplace opportunities and community inclusion.

Curricular Areas

  • Social Communication Skills  (e.g., Conversation skills)
  • Job Placement Preparation (e.g., interview techniques, CV planning)
  • Direct Skills for Workplace (e.g., computer skills) and Internship Opportunities
  • Leisure Skills (e.g., sports)
  • Functional Living and Community Skills (e.g., cookery, managing public transportation)
  • Health & Wellbeing (e.g., health eating, exercise, self-management of anxiety)
  • Organization, self-management and independent skills


Parents who wish to apply for a place for their son/daughter are asked to complete a registration form and submit a onetime, non-refundable and non-deferrable, registration fee. The payment allows ASK to do the initial assessment for suitability to the program, and covers the introductory sessions, parents’ meetings, and administration.

Registration Fee: CHF 1,200 Payable upon registration

Yearly Tuition Fee: please contact us to obtain a copy of the registration form and the tuition fee information.


Term 1         September-November

Term 2         December-February

Term 3         March-May

Term 4         June-July

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