Mission: Working together, we help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities gain skills that lead to interdependent and fulfilling lives by developing best methods and practices, for the benefit of "the one".
Programs: The goal of the employment unit is to provide students with valuable on-site work training, off-site internships, job preparation classes and career counseling, job development and placement in gainful employment in the community. We employed students on campus in 13 different work stations. We were able to place students on 30 internships in 2016. These internships are jobs in the community but the wages are paid by scenicview academy. We were successful in placing 18 students in jobs in the community.
clinical services includes individual and group psychotherapy services, psychological testing services, and recreational therapy services. The vision of clinical services is that self-knowledge and connectedness empowers individuals to change their world. Our mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities to increase emotional, social, and cognitive skills that lead to a more successful interdependent life. Employees in the clinical unit presented in various conferences in utah and nationally. We continued to develop our social steps curriculum and are test-driving a new online version of the curriculum. We released our second version of our social skills quick reference guide and retitled it bridges we build: the art of making friends. This book is available on our website, our facebook page, and at www. Amazon. Com. We began providing ados ii outpatient testing and integrated expressive arts therapy into their unit. We hosted various trainings to benefit our staff as well as other community professionals: ethics with kris doty-yells and ruth gerritsen mckane as presenters, executive functioning with adam schwebach as presenter, and suicide prevention with greg hudnall as presenter.
the residential unit of scenicview academy provided 12,072 hours of direct service to an average of 62 students in the areas of case management, nursing, fitness and exercise instruction and independent living skills development. During 2016, 14 new students were admitted and all were supported by staff of the residential unit. All case managers on staff are licensed with a social service license. Residential services, along with the other units at scenicview, made the transition from 4 terms/year to 3 semesters/year so that our calendar more closely matches that of the local universities. This enables our interns to start with us at the beginning of our term and theirs and to end their internships at the end of our term.