Feed The Need

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

Community 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.)
  • Regular visits to 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

Group Activities

  • Meal preparation
  • 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

General Information

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. Financial assistance may be available.

Contact Information

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