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The Learning, Emotional and Social Development Program supports our participants to learn, live and work.
Literacy is so much more than just reading and writing! Literacy is the key to unlocking inclusion. As adults striving for independence, it can be extremely daunting trying to navigate all of society’s twists and turns. To be an active member of society, individuals must be literate in so many ways: financial literacy, social and emotional literacy, technological literacy, academic literacy just to name a few. This program aims to provide our individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully travel the different avenues of society. This program aims to reconceptualize the literate community. All too often, individuals on the Autism Spectrum are excluded from meaningful literacy experiences. Live, Laugh, Literacy classes challenge past assumptions about literacy and provide multiple access points to a variety of lessons that support all different types of learners. This class takes place in a hybrid format that engages individuals attending in-person classes at both locations, as well as individuals joining from home. The goal of this class is to support our individuals to participate in the Global Conversation. Live, Laugh, Literacy offers a blend of life skills, current events, social skills, discovery, reading, writing, science, and more.
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The Creative Arts Program creates a space for exploration...allowing participants to learn, grow and inspire one another and serve as an outlet for their emotions. An atmosphere is created, where individuals are free to express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums.
In Health and Wellness our participants are introduced to a variety of fitness and movement instruction. We take the Nicholas Center’s people-first approach and find a way to help all of our participants work towards fitness goals that are tailored specifically to them. Health and Wellness is about more than just physical fitness! In this class, we work on yoga, meditation, stress management and healthy eating. It is our goal that everyone who attends Health and Wellness will work towards being a happy, healthy, and independent member of our community.
The Nicholas Center supports individuals to learn critical life skills, improve social and communication abilities, gain vocational training and jobs and engage in meaningful community projects. With a focus on creating inclusive employment opportunities, The Nicholas Center offers a Supported Employment Program, supporting individuals on the job and has been instrumental in the creation and success of micro-businesses.