The Big Four

Four Targeted Areas of Support

These areas of support frequently prove difficult for many individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Through pre and post assessment tools, Greater Expectations staff, along with the individual, will determine the areas of greatest need and develop an individualized program targeting long term and short term goals in these areas:

SOCIAL CONNECTIONS

  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empathy
  • Self-Regulation
  • Understanding the “hidden curriculum” of others

ADVOCACY/COMMUNICATION

  • Self-Esteem
  • Understanding autism/developmental disabilities
  • Advocating for self and others
  • Effective Communication
  • Problem solving

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

  • Planning for the future
  • Time management
  • Effective task execution/completion
  • Understanding daily routines

LIFE SKILLS

  • Independent living (managing organizational needs, bills, appointments, schedules, etc.)
  • Self-Care
  • Home management (maintaining a comfortable and clean living space)

Learn more about our Greater Expectations program and the real-world training program at Autism Avenue.