All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
February 27th marked the 18th anniversary of the founding of ScenicView Academy, a nonprofit transitional living program located in Provo, UT. In 2001 the Noorda family founded ScenicView, believing that young adults with Autism and other neurodiversities seeking a more independent life should have access to support. The Noordas endowed and create ScenicView to allow for 100% of all students to receive tuition discounts, and for those who qualify to be offered additional substantial scholarships.
The Noordas' generosity has allowed for hundreds of families to access a level of care that they otherwise would not have been able to afford and the necessary programming for young adults with autism spectrum disorder or a range of learning disabilities. Marty Matheson, Executive Director of ScenicView Academy, said "We are grateful every day that the Noordas had a vision great enough to see the need for adults with Autism and other neurodiversities, and that they were able to make it accessible for all."
The mission at ScenicView is to provide exceptional teaching and programming to all who meet the admissions criteria. Students receive, on average, 2 years of evidence-based residential, vocational, social and educational programming. ScenicView's 60 direct service professionals (therapists, teachers, behavioral specialists, and others) provide the instruction that empowers the students towards independence. The learning environment includes vocational work labs, student internships, classrooms, one-on-one interventions, recreation therapy activities, and community based learning initiatives. Services are prescriptive and individualized, based on a student's transitional living needs and goals.
ScenicView Academy founded in 2001 and located in Provo, UT is a nationally recognized nonprofit school for young adults with autism spectrum disorders, neurodiversities or learning disabilities. Through our residential programming, we empower our students to reach their potential and gain skills to live independently. Scholarships are available to 100% of our students. SVA is accrediated by National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).