Meristem Adopts an Annual Program for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Starting Fall 2022
Meristem’s 8-month program changes to 12 month/annual program starting Fall 2022. The upcoming program dates for 2022-2023 are August 15, 2022 – July 28, 2023. There are holiday weeks built into the calendar and of course, any student can be on vacation with their family at any time.
Updating Meristem’s program to an annual one was under consideration for over a year and based on parent requests, staff annual contracts, community college calendars, regional center purchase of services (POS) and our own students wanting to continue consecutively with their advancement. Meristem’s program of unique classes and offerings such as Culinary Arts, Iron Forge, Herbal Arts, Hospitality, Land Stewardship, Movement, Orienteering, Ceramics, Photography/Visual Communications, Recreation, Work Skills, Driver’s Education, and internships with community partners, will remain the same and continue to target students’ critical skills of focusing, organizing, empathy, regulating emotions, self-monitoring, confronting failure and reflecting upon the process. Each of these skills transfers directly to the student’s long-term goals of college, employment, and/or independent living.
Students from across the United States will continue to have the option to live in campus dorms during fall, spring, and summer semesters working with our Independent Living Skills Instructors to learn valuable skills like cooking and cleaning.
If interested in learning more, please consider taking a tour of the 13-acre campus located in Fair Oaks, California.
Meristem, a non-profit 501c3, founded in 2015 is a unique program dedicated to preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for a life of greater independence and fulfillment. Meristem’s multi-year program serves students ages 18–28. Our residential students come from across the United States. Our day students commute from homes throughout the Sacramento region.