Beacon Transitions Expands with New Roles and Life Tutors Partnership
Asheville, NC. Beacon Transitions, a residential program for clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Learning Disabilities, has significantly expanded their service and coalition to better serve their clients. As a full step-down Independent Living Program, Beacon Transitions’ mission is to transition male-identifying young adults from assessment programs like Wilderness Therapy programs, other residential treatment programs, or when appropriate directly from their home, to create an autonomous life. Beacon has partnered with Life Tutors of Asheville, NC to assist with transitioning back into the community. Led by JD Daubs, Andrea Morris, and Brian Nolan, Life Tutors assist with the final stage of the Independence that Beacon’s Young Men have worked for, helping them assimilate into the community and beyond. Life Tutors defines itself as a goal-oriented and outcome-driven coaching support program.
Beacon Transitions, while expanding partnerships, is also expanding the team, adding Jake Harris as Director of Business Development and Admissions. Jake began his career in wilderness therapy. After four years in the North Georgia woods, Jake took an Administrative Role with a therapeutic boarding school in South Carolina. Jake’s experience in the field of mental health treatment is focused on fostering relationships with clinicians and referring professionals, as well as facilitating professional development in staff teams. Jake excels at strength-based mentoring, and empowering teams to function cohesively.
About Beacon Transitions
With over eight years of serving Young Adult men on the Autism Spectrum, Beacon Transitions, located south of Asheville, NC brings a novel, collaborative approach to helping their clients achieve targeted milestones of achievement. Using a community method, Beacon, with their licensed staff and coalition of Mental Health Treatment Providers, Local Business Leaders, and Educational/Vocational professionals understand and support their clients in a way they often haven’t experienced their entire lives.
With more than 15 years of dedicated experience in the field of helping young adults and their families, Louise Slater founded LifeTutors to fill a gap in the necessary continuum of care. Often young adults enter treatment in a residential or intensive transition program and do well while there. However, when they finish formal treatment, they often need additional structure and support outside of treatment walls. LifeTutors is a clinically guided coaching and mentoring program supporting young adults along their journey to independence and personal effectiveness. We work one-on-one with young adults, creating lasting change by teaching and modeling adult daily living tasks and concepts such as budgeting, medication and/or treatment adherence, self-discovery and inner-dependence, collegiate and career preparation, healthy community engagement and integrity-driven personal autonomy. We walk beside and support positive forward movement of our young adults in their world where life gets real and independence is forged.