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THE TAILOR INSTITUTE PROGRAMS & PROJECTS

Our programs and projects are designed entirely around creating a fuller life for all individuals

with autism at The Tailor Institute!

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THE TAILOR INSTITUTE'S UNIQUE COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT

Our unique assessment combines finding strengths and weaknesses in individuals with ASD who are 16 years and older.

We help link those identified individual strengths into a career path for our participants.  If you or someone you know would like more information, please contact The Tailor Institute at 573.339.9552.

We are here to help. Our clinicians come with decades of experience in assessment, clinical work, therapy expertise, vocational leadership, and a heart for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. It is our privilege to work with such amazing participants!

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ANGIE'S BAKES 'N CAKES

Participants learn the steps to make at least two recipes per session, as well as learning about kitchen safety, different cooking techniques and cleanliness. They are also introduced to a variety of recipes from various regions in the United States and from other countries. This group is seasonal.

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GLOBETROTTERS - TRAVELING THE WORLD

Globetrotters involves taking our participants outside the walls of TTI and into some of the world's most iconic locations for rich and immersive learning experiences. Join us as we "travel" across the globe together! This group is seasonal.

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L.I.F.E.

L.I.F.E. (Learning Important Skills for Everyday) 

Life Skills include a wide range of knowledge and skills that provide individuals with important tools to help them handle daily tasks in their lives and develop into active and productive members of their communities. L.I.F.E class focuses on communicating effectively, kitchen safety, laundry skills, home management personal hygiene, money and budget management, as well as organizational skills. 

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NEXT LEVEL ART

Learn about art history and techniques, through experimentation and guidance. 

Expression seems to come naturally when paired with a relaxed setting and support from one another. Ina nutshell, we have creative fun!

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ONLINE GAMING GROUP

The Online Gaming Group enables participants from the St. Louis metropolitan area down to the Bootheel to join interactive group sessions on Zoom to talk about interests outside of work and school that greatly appeal to one another. It is an opportunity for each individual to enhance their social communication skills and more importantly, to establish friendships with peers that have similar interests to theirs.

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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE GROUPS

The core of TTI program, Project Independence Groups focus on acquiring and increasing Social Cognition, Independent Living, and pre-Vocational areas and generalization of these skills into the community setting. PI Groups meet weekly in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis, and are ever-growing and changing based on our consumer needs. Additionally, TTI PI Groups join together monthly at larger social events for rehearsal and generalization of newly acquired social skills.

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PROJECT LIFE EXPERIENCE CAMP

PLE is a unique community based experience for our participants 15 - 18 years of age. PLE takes place in June and has been held in Cape Girardeau and St. Louis. PLE offers an opportunity to experience higher education, employment training and a more confident outlook on preparing for the workforce. This camp is such a favorite!

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SATURDAY CLUBHOUSE

This is the coolest way to start a weekend! Saturday Clubhouse is an opportunity that gives our participants inclusion and FUN. Participants come together for generalization of social communication skills in which they've learned through other TTI programs. Activities include board games, video gaming, movies, snacks & discussion.

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SELF-CARE MATTERS

The Self-Care Matters group enables participants to join interactive group sessions on zoom to listen, watch, and develop specific "self-care" skills and knowledge to strengthen their participation and independence in the home, community, academic, and work environments

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TRANSITIONS INTO ADULTHOOD

TAG is a unique support group program developed by our mental health consultant and colleagues to suit our participants' individual needs to assist them with identifying their individual strengths and areas of success, setting short term and vocational goals, and dealing with personal challenges while transitioning into adulthood.

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VOCATION MATTERS

This group offers participants opportunities to develop vocational precursor skills while receiving helpful tools to achieve and maintain success in the job market.