Limited Space Available for New Life Skills Program for Adolescents with Autism

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The Mariposa School Announces Exciting New Life Skills Program for Adolescents with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities

The Mariposa School for Children with Autism is pleased to announce a new Life Sills Program for adolescents (ages 12-18) with Autism and other developmental disabilities. This exciting program, launching on September 4th, will emphasize daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, clothing care, leisure skills, money skills, and social skills; while teaching the language skills (verbal behavior) associated with these important life skill activities.

Mariposa's Executive Director, Mark Stafford said "Mariposa created this new program to build life skills, another important form of intervention to assist children with autism and developmental disabilities. We will also help parents incorporate these important skills at home, so they can play a more vital role in providing much-needed structure, independence and positive adolescent behavior".

The program will be conducted in a home-style setting, from 12:45pm to 3:45pm Monday through Friday, with a low staff to student ratio of approximately 2:3. As with all Mariposa programs, teaching techniques are based in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) the most proven, evidence-based methods available.

To be eligible for this Life Skills program, students must be between the ages of 12 and 18, and meet minimum program eligibility requirements. There are a limited number of spots available for the September session, and eligible applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

For further information, including cost and eligibility, please contact Rachel Bentley, at The Mariposa School, (919) 461-0600, between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday –Friday. Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2012.

About The Mariposa School for Children with Autism
The Mariposa School is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created specifically to offer children with autism and other developmental disabilities year around, intensive instruction using innovative, evidence-based, teaching techniques. Located in Cary, NC, the school has attracted international attention for its progressive teaching methods. Learn more at

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