The world needs all kinds of minds.
How we do what we do.
Open Door provides services for teens and adults on the autism spectrum. The focus and goal for each client is increased independence, improved functioning skills and elevated self confidence. We understand that each of our clients are unique and tailor their progress plan and work environment to match their ability and improve upon any deficits. We want our clients to gain the most beneficial exposure, whether it be vocational or social.
Through our job coaching program, we pay our clients internally for their work. In exchange, they have the opportunity to contribute to the community while learning social and work skills in a neurotypical modeling environment.
Let us get to know you and your family. We will set up an in-home intake as the first step in developing positive rapport and establishing the right independence initiative.
Open Door uses a positive reinforcement, behavioral education, live volunteer environments, and one on one job coaching. We focus on the following skills for our clients:
Provide orderly environment and minimize distractions to stay on task
Increase and promote explicit learning
Decrease irrelevant information to focus attention
Utilize the strengths of our clients to provide the best solutions for partnered businesses
Guide our clients in a live work setting to promote community exposure, naturalistic learning, social exposure, and self satisfaction
Incorporates special interests
Train clients in aspects of business
Expose clients to working and socializing neurotypical environments
Expose clients to relations with authority figures
Expose clients to respecting property, rules, and regulations
Teach clients to adjust to changes in routine
Guide transitions between tasks
Contact us to learn more.