All Kinds of News for September 11, 2019
Over the past 8 plus years, EDGE Learning and Wellness Collegiate Community in Chicago has provided support to hundreds of young adults in making the successful transition toward independence. With the understanding that no two paths are the same and that every person has a unique background and personality, EDGE is proud to announce the launch of a new program designed to support a wider array of young adults called EDGE Advance. EDGE Advance, commits to assisting neurodiverse individuals toward successful independence by providing a supportive environment with a consistent and balanced focus in education and life skills.
Young adults enrolled at EDGE Advance work with a team of experts to develop an individualized plan for success in academic or vocational pursuits, while continuing to expand competencies in other important areas of wellness. With an approach grounded in research, EDGE Advance students benefit from specific programming designed to build skills in executive functioning, socialization, and other important areas, in addressing learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, anxiety, depression and other associated mental health needs.
But for their students, the key to success is more than just building skills. EDGE's unique location in the heart of Chicago gives students the opportunity to engage in real world experiences while residing in their supportive environment. Instead of simply learning these skills, EDGE students are challenged to put them into practice as they attend college, volunteer, work, and engage in a variety of fitness and recreational activities.
EDGE is privileged to have Jack Flight, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, leading this program as its Director. With more than 20 years of experience, Jack possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with neurodiverse individuals. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Jack on September 12th at Midwest NATSAP, where he will be giving a presentation entitled Intentional Diversity: Embracing a City Experience.
About EDGE Advance
EDGE Advance is a transitional program for neurodiverse (Autism Spectrum Disorders - ASD) young adults. Utilizing a clinically integrated coaching model, the goal of EDGE Advance is to create a path for emerging young adults to develop the habits and skills necessary to lead autonomous lives of purpose!