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Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, and its prevalence is increasing. In 1970, one in 2,000 people was diagnosed with autism in the United States. Today it is estimated to be 1 in 54. Services for people with autism transitioning to adulthood are greatly needed, which is why Easterseals launched Greenleaf Neurodiversity Community Center in 2019 to offer new vocational exploration opportunities and structured social activities focused on this special population’s capabilities and strengths.
Greenleaf NCC Social Creativity Clubs that started in the fall of 2019 had to pivot quickly to Zoom and Google Classroom during COVID-19, but have continued to keep participants engaged, adding new programming and participants along the way, including in-person and hybrid clubs, as well as vocational training classes.
In partnership with Austin ISD, Greenleaf NCC is also now offering a transition school option for students who are 18 years old or older and have autism or related neurodivergent conditions, interests in creative arts and/or technology, and a desire to continue their education in the public school system through project-based learning in classroom and community settings.
Mitchell Bowman, MAEd, CAS (he/him)
Director, Greenleaf NCC Social Creativity
Easterseals Central Texas
Corporate Office Address: 2324 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite F-1, Austin TX 78754
Greenleaf NCC Location: 911 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 203, Austin, TX 78757