Career Development Camp

Career Development Camp is an educational opportunity for individuals impacted by autism spectrum disorder, social and communication challenges, and other learning differences. The program is open to post-secondary students who are looking to improve their skills in the areas of independent living, social communication, and/or employability skills.

Hours of operation: 9:00am–12:30pm Monday-Friday for a 6-week program from June to July.

Programming

Programming will be provided in three independent sessions and students may enroll and participate in any or all courses in the areas of independent living, social communication, and employability skills.

Independent Living: Students will develop skills in one or more of the following areas that result in increased independence in the areas of: pre-employment hygiene, housekeeping, time management, transportation, and/or basic food preparation. The overall goal of this course is to promote students’ ability to live and function as independently as possible in home and employment settings

Social Communication: Students will develop increased independence in one or more of the following areas: asking and answering questions, socializing with others, choice making, social etiquette, and/or collaboration in the workplace.

Employability Skills: This session is designed to prepare students for employment by aligning their personal skills, strengths and abilities to hands-on-training opportunities. Students will develop increased independence in one or more of the following areas: working in the community; skills and expectations, identifying job skills and interests, job interview preparedness, positive attitudes in keeping a job, and/or parts of a job application.

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What Can I Expect?

All staff are certified or licensed according to their position and highly trained. Our multi-disciplinary team approach includes the following qualified professionals:

Special Education Teachers hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) and a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement

Instructor and Employment Partner Coordinator have extensive experience in this field and a degree in a related field

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

An administrator who holds a Master’s degree in a clinical field related to autism

Registered Nurse (RN) – consult

Occupational Therapy – consult

Speech and Language Therapy

Interested in Finding Out More?

Student Application

School

College Degree

Independent Living: Please check independently, when asked to/prompted, need help, do not regularly do/engage in

Social Communication : Please check independently, when asked to/prompted, need help, do not regularly do/engage in

Employability: Please check independently, when asked to/prompted, need help, do not regularly do/engage in

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

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