how we can help

Our Programs

Lifespan Services at Have Dreams

Have Dreams is a comprehensive, 501(c)(3) nonprofit autism resource center serving individuals across the entire autism spectrum, as well as families and professionals seeking best-practice resources and support.  All services are based on the Structured Teaching method, developed by TEACCH Autism Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At their core, our programs stress the development of social, communication and independent living skills. We offer direct services for children, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), training and consultation for educators and other professionals, and assessment, diagnostic, and support services for families, caregivers and individuals with ASD. Have Dreams staff are highly skilled and trained in best practices. Individuals are enrolled in programs based on an extensive intake session with the individual and their family, conducted by Have Dreams staff.

We have programs for all ages and stages of life and for all abilities across the spectrum. Whether your child is newly diagnosed with autism, looking to connect with peers after school, or a young adult/adult exploring independent living skills and/or career options, we have a program for you.

 

How We Can Help

Have Dreams is a comprehensive autism resource agency, with programs and services for families, individuals, educators and other professionals, businesses and employers.

Our expertise in autism intervention services include instructional services for preschoolers, children, teens and adults with autism, diagnostic, assessment, best practice autism intervention methods training for parents, employment training for individuals with autism, and on-boarding and follow-on services for employers hiring individuals with autism.

We Can Help

  • Parents or caregivers seeking a diagnosis for their child with special needs through administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, the gold standard assessment for diagnosing autism

  • Individuals with autism through an array of customized after-school, weekend, and adult employment training and adult life skills programs designed to foster social, communication, independent living and vocational skills

  • Classroom teachers and other professionals working with or treating individuals with autism through participation in our autism intervention methods trainings

  • Business owners or companies who hire workers with autism by providing skilled, and extensively trained job candidates who have graduated from our employment training programs

  • High Schools and high school graduates with autism through transition to employment programs and services