A prevocational training program for teens and young adults ages 16 and up on the autism spectrum and similar needs.
What is "Feed the Need"?
Feed the Need is a prevocational program for teens and young adults (ages 16 and up) on the autism spectrum and similar behavioral needs. Currently, this program does not require a formal diagnosis. At Feed the Need, participants have the opportunity to work on social and daily living skills along with advancing these skills by community activities in a group setting.
The program provides instructor-led discussions and activities for participants to learn new skills and practice and/or improve existing skills in order to increase or maintain their independence within the community. Areas of skill acquisition are: interpersonal, independent living, community living, self-care, and self-determination.
Typical Feed the Need Activities
Exploring our community by visiting locations such as museums, parks, apple orchards and special events held within the Hendersonville area
Volunteering with several non-profit organizations (i.e. Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Highland Lake Community Garden, etc.)
Regularly visiting the Hendersonville library
Group Discussion Topics
Money management and budgeting
The importance of exercise
Appropriate behaviors in community settings
Safety precautions within the community and online
Meal preparation (preparing snacks and meals)
Maintaining the Feed the Need community garden (planting, weeding and harvesting vegetables and flowers)
Art projects designed to promote creativity and individual interests
Social activities such as board games, yoga, exercise designed to promote healthy habits and social interactions
Hours: Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm
Currently, insurance is not accepted for services and the program is Private Pay only