The Young Adults Program is for young adults, 18-21 years of age, with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities. The 6-month program is designed for young adults who have basic skills and are ready to advance towards greater independence. The program meets twice a week, each time for an hour and a half. The first session each week is held at PCDA. During this session, participants meet in small groups for discussions and fun activities related to the curriculum. The second session for the week is an adventure held at a community location that that aligns with the weekly curriculum. Examples include learning about public transportation, visiting a restaurant and learning about proper etiquette, taking tours at different job sites, and creating a basic first aid kit for personal safety.
Along with professional staff, community volunteers will participate in sessions to provide role models, support and inspiration. Adults are responsible for transportation to and from all events. The Young Adult Program is vendored with Regional Centers, Vendor # PD3088, SVC 102.
For further information, please contact
Program Supervisor – Juliane Vitolo x286
PCDA uses a multidisciplinary, developmental, family-centered approach in all services. With the exception of peer groups, our services actively involve parents or caregivers in every session.