The Big Four

These four targeted areas of support frequently prove difficult for many individuals with autism/developmental disabilities.  Through assessment tools, Greater Expectations staff determine the areas of greatest need and develop individualized programs targeting these areas:

  1. SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empathy
  • Self-Regulation
  • Understanding the “hidden curriculum” of others
  1. ADVOCACY/COMMUNICATION
  • Self-Esteem
  • Understanding Autism/Developmental Disabilities
  • Advocating for self and others
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem solving
  1. ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
  • Planning for the future
  • Time management
  • Effective task execution/completion
  • Understanding daily routines
  1. LIFE SKILLS
  • Independent living (managing organizational needs, bills, appointments, schedules, etc.)
  • Self-Care
  • Home management (maintaining a comfortable and clean living space)