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


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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.


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.


Term 1      October 4th – December 17th 2021

Term 2      January 10th – April 11th 2022

Term 3       April 11th – June 24th 2022

Summer Club  July 4th-29th 2022



July 5th – July 30th, 2021

October 25th – 29th, 2021

February 2022 TBA

Spring 2022 TBA

Summer 2022 TBA

Monday to Friday | 9:15 – 17:00

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The ACCESS  Club program is designed for young adults ages 18-30 who are on track to achieve supported independence and become healthy and responsible adults. Focusing on socialization with same-age peers and community involvement, the ACCESS Club is an opportunity to practice social, independent living and pre-vocational skills within a supported communal setting.

Activities include planning and preparing a meal, community service opportunities, camp-based work opportunities, social outings and group lessons on social and independent living skills. Camp-based activities – such as social drama, rhythm and music, arts and crafts, and non-competitive sports – as well as fun excursions (to the park, bowling alley or swimming pool) present additional opportunities for socialization, developing friendships and increased physical activity.

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


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 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 


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

For more information and registration information, contact or call 022 788 21 02

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