Extended Hope

Extended Hope is a social program designed to help teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum acquire and maintain real-life skills that lead to a more independent lifestyle. Students are given opportunities to learn and practice communication skills, real-world coping strategies, life-long health and fitness activities, and other strategies for autonomous living.

To give opportunities to practice and generalize skills, Extended Hope sessions are conducted in a variety of settings, including Hope Academy’s classrooms, community businesses, and private residences. Extended Hope will benefit anyone on the autism spectrum who wishes to enhance social awareness, increase coping skills, and learn to function in a more self-reliant manner.