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!
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.
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.
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Meet Our Staff!
M.A., CCC-SLP, Clinical Director
Dr. Sharo Shafaie
Ph.D., Mental Health Specialist
M.Ed., Career and Transition Specialist
M.A., CCC-SLP, Assessment Coordinator
M.A., BCBA, LBA Intake Coordinator and Clinical Specialist
M.A., CCC-SLP Clinical Specialist St. Louis
Graduate Student – Social Activities Coordinator
M.A. SPE, Clinical Specialist
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