Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

The Goal

As part of the Independent Living Resource Center, Greater Expectation’s mission is to become a catalyst for growth and opportunities for individuals ages 15 and up on the autism spectrum and other developmental differences. Personalized visions and goals are developed by using evidence-based practices and a team approach with parents/caregivers.

Comprehensively, this information is folded into an individualized plan and is the starting point for each individual. Within an environment of structure and support, our highly qualified staff facilitate:

  • Work Skill Acquisition
  • Social Connections and Relationships
  • Advocacy

Ultimately, each individual is set up to experience a much more fulfilling, and gratifying quality of life.

What Makes Us Different

After more than 18 years in the field of speech-language pathology and working with individuals with learning differences, we have designed a program that targets the core issues that keep individuals from connecting with others and preventing them from establishing quality of life.

These challenges are directly related to impaired social thinking abilities. In turn, this also affects higher executive functioning skills and together hinders confidence and success. Therefore, our program layout encompasses three core areas that are helping our individuals succeed.

How It Works

Prior to starting our program, each individual/caregiver will:

  • Complete the Case History/Intake forms
  • Have an informal “Meet & Greet” meeting with staff
  • Participate in a 2-hour required “Rapport” building time on site
  • Complete an initial assessment
  • Complete the Parent/Caregiver Involvement Information Form

Once all the above items are completed, it will be determined by the staff if the program is suitable for the individual.