All Kinds of News for October 06, 2021
TechieForLife (TFL) announced their move to a renovated tech-inspired suite with more space for their autistic and neurodiverse college-aged students to learn and gather while enjoying beautiful views of St. George, UT from the building’s top floor. TFL’s new space, nick-named “The Loft”, is still conveniently located near apartments where their students reside, and it’s within a half block of Dixie State University where the majority of TFL’s students also take classes.
Student and mentor collaboration was at the heart of TechieForLife’s designing stage. “The Loft was designed with tech innovation in mind. Everything about it inspires our students to think outside the box, focus on tech, and collaborate. We tore out offices and opened up rooms just so we could have better gathering and connecting spaces for teams. It’s been wonderful for our students!” said TFL’s Director of Student Development, Cam Sherman. After TFL graduate student Alex stopped by his reaction expressed it well, “I’m gonna go back to my apartment and work. On second thought, maybe I’ll stay here. This place is pretty cool!”
Each of the rooms at “The Loft” are named after innovative and neurodiverse inventors like Leonardo DaVinci, Nicola Tesla, and Ada Lovelace (a woman said to be the first computer programmer.) The open feel with abundant natural lighting makes for a comfortable and accommodating space for TechieForLife’s students to not only socialize but also to,, as the words on a wall at TFL invite, “Belong to Become."
TechieForLife’s new address is 640 E 700 S Suite 303, St. George, UT 84770. To learn more about TechieForLife and its specialized neurodevelopmental mentoring program for autistic and other neurodivergent young adults, please visit techieforlife.com.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, residential, postsecondary school with wrap-around career support in beautiful St. George, Utah. Autistic and neurodivergent students with social, emotional, and academic challenges receive neurodevelopmental mentoring at TFL so they can build social connections, confidence and independence. Licensed as a vocational school, TFL offers in-house computer tech training, college or trade school help, apprenticeships, internships, and job support for individualized paths forward. At TFL, students have a place to belong and support to succeed.
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