Finding your way after high school is a challenging transition for many young adults.
Whether you are preparing to leave high school, or are already in the “real world,” the St. Louis Arc can help. Depending upon your goals, our programs can assist you to:
- Learn how to live independently
- Define immediate and long term goals
- Connect with your community
- Improve social skills to make friends and build relationships
Next provides focused, impactful supports for individuals with autism or learning differences. As a department within the St. Louis Arc, Next helps teens and young adults navigate what is next in various aspects of their lives. Many individuals with autism or learning differences don’t need the intense support that most Arc programs offer. Next provides programs and support that help individuals find their motivation to navigate the future and accomplish their goals. The support offered in Next is limited to what is needed by the individual. From an extra nudge in the right direction to classes that teach living skills, we’ll help you identify what’s Next.
Build skills to support you reaching your goals through individualized and group classes.
Meet new people, learn new skills, and explore your community with a variety of recreational and socialization activities, volunteer opportunities, and employment services.
Utilizing workshops and support groups family members learn from their children, other families, and experts in the field. The hope for family members in this transition
stage is to learn how to move from the caregiver role to the advisor role.