Finding Giftedness In Autism

The Tailor Vision

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

Learn More

Unique Comprehensive Assessment


TTI’s Unique comprehensive assessment combines finding strengths in individuals with ASD and linking those identified individual strengths into a career path for our participants. Existing strengths and weaknesses are noted across seven developmental areas. Specific areas evaluated may include: Social Cognition, Social Communication/Interaction, Independent Living, Pre-Vocational and Vocational Skills, and if applicable, Giftedness.

Project Life Experience
Gifted
100%
Skillfull
100%
Talented
100%
Intelligent
100%

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, 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!

Email Us

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 Specialist

 

Darin Stageberg

Darin Stageberg

M.Ed., Career and Transition Specialist
dstageberg@thetailorinstitute.org


Dianne Roth

Dianne Roth

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


Dianne Roth

Angie Ritter

M.A., BCBA, LBA Intake Coordinator and Clinical Specialist
aritter@thetailorinstitute.org

Darin Stageberg

Jackie Aultman


Dianne Roth

Cyndy Vincent

M.A., CCC-SLP Clinical Specialist St. Louis
cyndyvincent@gmail.com


Dianne Roth

Ellen Blechle

Graduate Student – Social Activities Coordinator

Darin Stageberg

Angie Graviett

M.A. SPE, Clinical Specialist
agraviett@thetailorinstitute.org


Dianne Roth

Chris Pagano

Art Teacher


Donate

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.

Learn More

Contact Us

If you or someone you know would like more information about The Tailor Institute, please contact us and we will happily assist you.

You are also invited to share your questions, comments, or join in collaboration. Please contact us by phone or e-mail.


    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Subject

    Your Message