CLICK HERE for information about our new public school transition partnership launching in fall 2021.
CLICK HERE for current and upcoming recreational programs.
CLICK HERE for current and upcoming vocational training programs.
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 almost non-existent, 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 and have continued to keep all students engaged and added new programming and participants, hosted a virtual art show, and launched a Nature Club. CLICK HERE to learn about current and upcoming recreational programs, and CLICK HERE to learn about current and upcoming vocational training programs.
In partnership with Austin ISD, Greenleaf NCC is offering a new transition school option this fall, too, 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. CLICK HERE to learn more about this program.
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