Who is Next Step For?
Next Step is designed to help students with social language and anxiety challenges prepare for college. The program serves as a simulation for independent living.
Juniors and seniors in high school, or students who have recently graduated.
Young Adults on the Spectrum
Including ASD, Non-verbal Learning Disorder (NLD), or related learning differences.
High school students who are serious about pursuing higher education.
Making A Difference
My son emerges from these sessions feeling more confident and competent and I, as a parent, emerge feeling like I can slow down, appreciate my child, and take some of the pressure off of both of us. I leave the Next Step sessions with a fresh perspective, realizing that my son's differences can also be considered his strengths.
A profoundly life-changing experience- I now believe in myself and my ability to be successful at the college level as well as whatever the next step happens to become.
Next Step provides a valuable, thoughtful, and practical bridge for families making the transition from high school to college.
It's amazing how many successes my daughter has had in a relatively small amount of time. I've gone from worrying whether she'd survive high school and graduate to how am I going to afford four years of college. It's a good worry!
What To Expect
Students leave Next Step with
crucial life skills.
We ensure both students, and their parents, complete our program feeling confident and prepared for the next step. We meet each participant where they are at and continuously provide support and guidance to parents to ensure students are fully prepared to commit to a college experience.