iStrive | Parents

iStrive provides social, emotional and career mentorship, empowering neurodiverse young adults to overcome obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential in all areas. Emerging adults, age 21 and over, whose essential life skills mature in a nontraditional pattern are often considered to have plateaued simply because of chronological age. We disagree and want to encourage and promote the continued growth we know is possible. We do not want them to “fall off the cliff”, as is often described, once general educational services are no longer available. Our experience is that these valuable community members learn in divergent ways that are often sparked by emotional connectedness that coincides with the learning process and socialization opportunity. Our program provides this experiential platform combined with concrete skill building and self-advocacy training.

Our second objective, equally important, is to provide a support and educational network for the families of the nontraditional young adult. We recognize the commitment required to shepherd successful adulthood. Without support parents can suffer burnout from confronting the challenges of multiple bureaucracies coupled with other family and work demands. iStrive offers opportunities for parents to thrive along with their adult children.

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Sample Saturday Psychosocial Pilot Program Set Up

Proposed Schedule 2
TRACK A (verbal) TRACK B (non-verbal) TRACK C (issue specific)
8am Admin/Supervision Admin/Supervision Admin/Supervision
9am COMMUNITY MEETING COMMUNITY MEETING COMMUNITY MEETING
9:30 SELF EXPRESSION COPING SOCIALIZATION
10:15 SOCIALIZATION SELF EXPRESSION COPING
11 COPING SOCIALIZATION SELF EXPRESSION
11:45 ISSUE SPECIFIC ISSUE SPECIFIC ISSUE SPECIFIC
12:15 LARGE GROUP SOCIAL LARGE GROUP SOCIAL LARGE GROUP SOCIAL
12:30 Sm. Group REVIEW Sm. Group REVIEW Sm. Group REVIEW
1:00 PICK UP PICK UP PICK UP

Sponsorship Opportunities: We hope you will consider iStrive sponsorship opportunities in your generous giving budget. As a helpful guideline about program expenses, it costs about $5,000 per year to support one young adult in the program.

Platinum Level
$10,000

Gold Level
$5000

Silver Level
$2500

Bronze Level
$1000

For those who want to help support the program and our young adults, their families, and the many community partners who will benefit from it. Please feel free to indicate amount on the response card,  contact us, or click the donate button below. Every donation will be gratefully received and put to good use for ACAP iStrive.