Bridges, located in West Caldwell, seeks to ease the transition from school to Adult Services for new graduates with autism spectrum disorders. The program focuses on the individual’s needs and behaviors to prepare them to transition into an Adult Day program. Participants will attend for a minimum of one year, after which they may transfer into another adult program if they are ready. A variety of community based activities teach and reinforce communication, integration, volunteerism, recreation, and employment skills.
- Participants benefit from more intensive behavioral supports when needed
- An Therapeutic Consultant works with the program
- The Arc’s staff will partner with families and schools to create a comprehensive transition plan