CommunityWorks (Serving ages 13-18)
CommunityWorks is a supported inclusive clinical program that helps teens with and without an autism diagnosis. Together, all teen participants will have the opportunity to explore their interests and abilities in a variety of work environments while learning important skills to enhance their ability to live and work more independently. CommunityWorks serves teens ages 13-18. Additionally, those with an ASD diagnosis receive one-on-one sessions with a SARRC clinician.
Participants will meet weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at various nonprofits around the Valley. During each session, participants will volunteer to help fulfill needs outlined by the nonprofit while also learning important social and communication skills. A weekly two-hour group for individuals with autism, at SARRC offices, includes career exploration and readiness activities. Monthly group parent training is also offered.
2022 Enrollment availability
- Aug. 27 – Dec. 17
2023 ENROLLMENT AVAILABILITY
- Jan.7 – April 22
- May 6 – Aug. 12
- Private insurance
- Private pay
- Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Program
For more information on program dates or to register, please contact SARRC's Family Resource Team at 602-606-9806.
CommunityWorks Peer Mentorship Opportunity
We are always looking for volunteer teen Peer Mentors aged 13-18, who will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills through their role as a volunteer mentor. Peer Mentor gain an understanding of neurodiversity and learn more about those who may be different from themselves. Teens will also benefit from:
- An experience that can be used in a resume or college application.
- Connecting with businesses in your community.
- Volunteer hours may be used for school requirements.
For more information on program dates or to register as a Peer Mentor, please contact a SARRC Family Resource Specialist at 602.606.9806.