TechieForLife Gap Year Opportunity Specialized for Neurodivergent and Autistic Females
TechieForLife (TFL) introduces an innovative and personalized gap year program tailored to meet the distinct needs of autistic and/or neurodivergent young women. This transformative program seeks to assist these individuals in navigating the transition from high school to higher education and beyond. Central to TFL’s program is the NDM or Neuro-Developmental Mentoring™ approach, a proven method that fosters identity, development, and essential social skills in a safe and nurturing environment, ensuring each participant receives the support they require.
Amber, a satisfied alumna, reflected on her time at TFL: “I had a great experience as a student. They really helped me get on my own feet and start living the healthy, independent lifestyle I wanted. The mentors are helpful and invested, and it felt almost like another family.”
TFL’s modified gap year experience facilitates dynamic interaction and collaboration among co-ed students and peer mentors, fostering invaluable interpersonal skills that are crucial for future academic and professional pursuits.
As TechieForLife recognizes the unique talents and passions of its participants, the program offers specialized certifications and opportunities in areas like computer literacy, graphic design, game design, online safety, screen overuse support, job shadowing, and internships. Through their modified gap year program, they empower young women to develop confidence, self-advocacy skills, safe dating practices, appropriate boundary setting, improved health and hygiene practices, and a sense of belonging, setting them on a path towards fulfilling their dreams and aspirations.
TechieForLife (TFL) is a co-ed, residential, postsecondary school situated in beautiful St. George, Utah. With a focus on supporting autistic and neurodivergent students facing social, emotional, and academic challenges, TFL provides NDM or Neuro-Developmental Mentoring™ to foster social connections, confidence, and independence. As a licensed vocational school, TFL offers in-house computer tech training, assistance with college or trade schools, as well as apprenticeships, internships, and job support tailored to individual paths forward. At TFL, students find a community where they belong and receive the support they need to succeed. For more information, email GetStarted@TechieForLife.com to learn more.
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