Big Brain Staffing (BBS) in an innovative staffing service focused on placing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in competitive employment. BBS’s mission is to create taxpayers, promote independence, and foster community social inclusion. As part of this process, BBS collaborates with Project HOPE Foundation’s Hope Alive program to assess candidates and provide work-readiness training. BBS is one of our lead partners in Project Fulfillment.
Through funding support from The Fullerton Foundation, CU-ICAR has placed one of its driving simulators at the Woodruff Center. Individuals with autism experience one-on-one training on the simulator that is focused on personalized goals. For some, we are building aptitude for being better car-riders; for others, we are working on possibilities for driving golf carts and lawn mowers; for some, we are hoping to facilitate obtaining and using a driver's license.
Project HOPE Foundation is collaborating with Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) to offer a Master of Arts program to prepare participants to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Florida Institute of Technology has built a worldwide reputation for its Behavior Analysis programs, offering degree and professional development programs since 1998. This Master of Arts program combines the ABA Online Professional Development Program with a 1-year in-residence component at Project HOPE Foundation.
Since 2009, Furman University's internship program has provided Project HOPE Foundation with numerous interns to assist with administration, research, classrooms, and therapy. These internships have resulted in post-graduation employment for many of our interns. In 2018, we became one of the initial field experience sites for the new Master of Science in Community Engaged Medicine.
HKA Enterprises Inc. (HKA) is an international staffing company servicing employers nationwide, across a wide range of work experiences, with a longstanding relationship with Project HOPE Foundation.
Mauldin High School's Service Learning program allows students to learn and develop workplace skills and behaviors through participation in service experiences that meet actual community needs. Since 2002, students have worked with Project HOPE Foundation programs on a daily basis.
Skills® is a resource for creating and implementing comprehensive, tailored treatment plans for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Skills® allows clinicians, teachers and parents to apply scientifically-proven treatments and interventions, measure their effectiveness, and help children with ASD reach their fullest potential.
Project HOPE Foundation is proud to be a community partner with the United Way of Greenville County agency. United Way of Greenville County vision is to be the most vital, caring community in America. Its mission is to provide leadership in uniting our community to improve people's lives and build a vital and caring community.
United Way of the Piedmont is all about making a positive impact on our community. By bringing together individuals, corporations and other organizations, we address the most pressing needs in our community through investing in programs that make a difference. When you give, advocate or volunteer, you impact your community. United Way of the Piedmont is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a local board of volunteers and as such is accountable to the local community. Our services cover three counties: Cherokee, Spartanburg and Union. Our mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.