Finding Giftedness In Autism

The Tailor Vision

The Tailor Institute empowers high-functioning individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in discovering special skills and gifts while learning tools needed to work and live more independently. Clinicians design tailored treatments plans which target our participants’ identified gifts and strengths. The goal for each client is to lead a productive, independent life. The Tailor Institute envisions a world where individuals with ASD will have every opportunity to thrive and use their skills and gifts.

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Project Life Experience

For the 6th straight year, the Tailor Institute hosted Project Life Experience at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Seven soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors from Southeast Missouri and St. Louis participated in this exciting three-day event to learn about colleges and careers. For three days and two nights, they lived in a dormitory with their peers without any parental involvement. The goal of the residency is to help determine whether or not they can see themselves living on campus when they enroll in college upon high school graduation.

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Project Life Experience

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Get Involved

Each individual at The Tailor Institute displays strengths and/or gifts.  Mentors are a great component to a client’s ongoing success after The Tailor Institute. The program utilizes the expertise of the mentors in order to harness an individual’s strengths and gifts, providing focused one on one practicum. Mentor fields can range from math and science, history and memory-recall, to art, music, design — even areas more specific such as culinary arts.  

Please contact us if you would like to get involved!

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Meet Our Staff!

Carrie Tracy

Carrie Tracy

Executive Director
ctracy@thetailorinstitute.org


Rhonda Overbeck

Rhonda Overbeck

M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Director
roverbeck@thetailorinstitute.org


Dr. Sharo Shafaie

Dr. Sharo Shafaie

 Ph.D., Mental Health Consultant

 

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Darin Stageberg

M.Ed., CRC, Vocational Consultant
dstageberg@thetailorinstitute.org


Diane Roth

Dianne Roth

M.A., CCC-SLP, Assessment Coordinator
droth@thetailorinstitute.org


Charly Essner

Charly Essner

M.A. CCC-SLP, Clinical Specialist
cessner@thetailorinstitute.org



 

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We can not do what we do at The Tailor Institute with out the generous support of our community. If you would like to help us continue our mission please click here to learn more on how you can give.

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