The Shire House Transitional Residential Program is specifically for HFA Formerly known as Aspergers, and Neurodiverse young adults aged 18 -28.
Our program teaches our clients to understand and manage their diagnosis and any other underlying issues to reach their particular level of self-management.
We provide guidance and support our clients through any educational or employment path they might have chosen to undertake.
Our clients are expected to work or attend school within a reasonable timeframe the professionals working with the client deem as appropriate.
We tailor our program to the client's needs and challenges as each client is unique.
We run our residential program out of a large house with a co-ed college dorm setting that can accommodate five clients at a time.
A house manager lives on the premises and our Social Mentors come in throughout the day Monday through Saturday.
A Transitional Residential Program Client profile is:
Someone who, because of their high anxiety, need supports transitioning out of their parent’s home, to living on their own, or navigating college, or joining the workforce
Someone who needs a supported living and or a supported academic environment as they attend college
Someone who has failed to launch or is failing to thrive
Someone who might need a supported living environment as they learn to manage an emotional issue such as depression
Someone who might need instruction and guidance in self-regulating their behaviors and in understanding how one’s behavior affects their relationship with others, such as their parents, peers, employers, and or the opposite sex
Someone who might need instruction and guidance in their emotional regulation skills or lack thereof can lead to more stress and anxiety
A university, college, or trade school graduate who is struggling to find employment or needs emotional or behavioral supports to become successfully employed.
We provide guidance and support as a client transitions out of Shire House to their particular independent living setting.
Our Shire House Mission is to create a community of and for Autism Spectrum and Neurodiverse adults where friendships and supports will be forged as our young adults begin their journey into self-management and independent living.