Projects & Opportunities
TTI’s unique assessment combines finding strengths in individuals with ASD, and linking identified individual strengths into a career path for our participants. Strengths and weaknesses are determined across seven developmental areas. Specific target areas include Social Cognition, Social Communication, Independent Living, Pre-Vocational and Vocational skills.
Project Independence Groups focus on Social Cognition, Independent Living, and Vocational skills. Class topics include but are not limited to personal finance, healthy living, workforce commitment, social skills training, living independently, and self-advocacy. PI Groups meet weekly and are ever growing and changing based on our participant’s needs. In addition, The Tailor Institute PI Groups join together monthly for larger combined social group activities. In the past this large group has gone bowling, toured a learning facility, and gone to the movies together!
Project Life Experience (PLE) is a unique summer camp for high-functioning young adults with ASD, ages 15 to 18. PLE is an opportunity to experience higher education, employment training, and a more confident outlook on preparing for the workforce. Participants learn about living independently, navigating a college campus, and building community relationships. PLE Camps are held annually during the month of June. PLE will take place at UMSL and at SEMO this June !
Transition into Adulthood Group is the process of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood can be a challenging and apprehensive time for many teens and young adults. Questions and concerns are addressed as participants learn functional skills and gain resources to promote success while transitioning to adulthood.
Vocation Matters is a new bi-monthly group which addresses the challenges our participants face when seeking employment. We will discuss individual vocational goals and how to achieve them, plus provide helpful tools to achieve and maintain success in the job market.
TTI has had the privilege of hosting various guest speakers to the benefit of its participants and their families. Topics have included self-defense, estate planning, personal finance, healthy cooking, and nutrition choices. Speaker series are based on relevance according to program topics and participant interest..
Project Independence St. Louis is an extension of TTI’s social therapy program! We address all areas of social communication to make life easier to navigate. Whether it’s having conversations (getting started, having topics, making comments, asking questions, developing narratives), making friends, dealing with social problem solving, getting a job, solving school/workplace problems, or just learning to be your best social self, our program is here to support you. The agenda is developed using the participant’s stated needs and the clinician’s expertise. Join us!