PACES LIFE COACHING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
In this program, individuals with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability, Nonverbal Learning Disorder and/or Social Emotional challenges ages 18-22 years old participate in additional structured learning opportunities that will complement the transitional goals established in their IEP. These individuals may have met graduation requirements and received a HS diploma and/or are enrolled in a District funded Transition Program. Highly trained staff conducts an initial assessment to establish specific transition targets for focused intervention. Individuals will engage in practical and authentic experiences with the Life Coach to enhance their social and independent living skills.
The program will focus on participation in self-assessments, skill building, and practical experiences to identify future goals and enhance skills for either employment, or higher education opportunities beyond the high school career. In addition, the Life Coach works with the individual and/or parent/guardians to connect with community agencies and adult service providers (i.e., DDS, DMH, MRC, etc.). Progress updates will be completed cooperatively with the individual and provided monthly or quarterly to the family and referring school district.
We are pleased to announce that for the first time ever, independent applications (parent paid) are now being accepted.
For a full PLC Description, click here.
Referrals must be submitted to:
Deb Booth, PACES Director
Pilgrim Area Collaborative Extended Services
42 Industrial Park Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel: 508-747-6686 x2701