Thanks for your interest in our new public school transition option for students with autism and related neurodivergent conditions!
If you're thinking about this for the 2021-22 school year, please complete the Interest Form HERE as soon as possible, so we we can follow-up.
New Transition School Option for Students
with Autism & Related Neurodivergent Conditions
Who: We’re looking for students 18 years old or older with autism or related neurodivergent conditions, who are interested in creative arts and/ or technology and have a desire to continue their education in the public school system.
What: In partnership with Austin ISD, Greenleaf NCC is offering a new option for students who have post-secondary school transition goals still to be met in their individual education plan (IEP) as outlined in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act) and who will benefit from project-based learning in classroom and community settings.
Why: Services for people with autism transitioning to adulthood are almost non-existent, which is why Easterseals launched Greenleaf NCC to provide a curriculum that fosters self expression, social skills, workforce readiness, and a sense of community belonging.
How: Greenleaf NCC is staffing this initiative with certified special education teachers and credentialed service providers with experience supporting transition-age students. We’re using the IDEA framework for transition services to provide activities focused on improving academic and functional achievement in areas of strength and interest for its students (i.e., music, theater, visual arts, digital media, animation, etc.), as well as in subjects that promote independent living.
When: Launching in Fall 2021 with 20-25 students, the school calendar will be similar to an Austin ISD High School.
Where: Greenleaf NCC will offer classes in a sensory-friendly location in North Central Austin with convenient access to public transportation.
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 Rd., Suite 203, Austin, TX 78757