South Carolina residents ages 13 to 21 who have a documented diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can now utilize The Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment's pre-employment transition services.

Two semester-long sessions will be held during each school year beginning in September and January. The fall 2021 session begins Aug. 26 and weekly meetings will be held Thursday evenings.

Job training is a skill acquisition service in the areas of job-exploration counseling, work-based learning, instruction in self-advocacy and workplace readiness training.

Work-based learning features workplace simulation as a t-shirt printer designing and printing real shirts at The Unumb Center Print Shop, located inside The Unumb Center.

Each prospective participant is required to complete an assessment to determine if The Unumb Center's resources can meet their needs. Specific times will be assigned following a recommendation to participate. Those interested are asked to complete this form and a member of The Unumb Center team will reach out to schedule the assessment. 

The Unumb Center is also resuming weekly, in-person social skills groups this fall beginning Sept. 13. Children and adolescents ages 4 to 21 with social skills deficits are welcome to participate, regardless of diagnosis. Prospective participants should fill out an online form and a member of The Unumb Center team will reach out to schedule a free consultation.

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