July 2022 Newsletter
To our Advance LA Community,
Happy Summer Time! Henry James perfectly described the season when he said, “Summer afternoon – to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” We hope everyone in our Advance LA community is enjoying their summer afternoons!
Although it is easy to drift into the delicious laziness of summer, we suggest that college freshmen spend some time preparing for the fall. In this month’s blogpost, we share suggestions for practicing the skills that are needed for a successful first semester at college. For example, we suggest college students practice time management skills by establishing a calendaring system. We also suggest practicing necessary life skills such as doing laundry, making medical appointments and budgeting. And perhaps most importantly, practice self-care by establishing a sleep schedule, exercise routines, and becoming familiar with the college’s mental health services.
Advance LA’s mission is to help our clients advance to independent adulthood. We provide virtual classes and club l.a. events that can provide an avenue for remote social engagement. Our Life Skills Coaches are able to meet with their clients remotely, or safely socially distance in person, to provide coaching in the areas of academics, social and emotional well being, executive functioning challenges and vocational education and support.Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wishing you all the best,
Jeri Rochman, JD, MS
Many recent high school graduates view the summer months as a long celebration of the end of high school. And, of course, we want our recent grads to spend time at the beach, enjoy lazy afternoons, and warm summer evening barbeques with friends and family.
But the summer months are also the perfect time to practice the skills that college freshmen need in order to have a successful year at college. By practicing these necessary skills, neurodivergent college freshmen can feel prepared and confident in their abilities to achieve college success.
Upcoming Events & More
Parent-to-Parent Support Group
Thurs., July 7th | 6-7 pm PT
Free online sessions for parents to connect, share stories & learn from one another. Parents will select topics and group leaders will facilitate discussions and offer guidance. Meetings take place the first and third Thursday of each month.
Summer Party (In-person!)
Thursday, July 21st | 6:30-8pm
Join old friends and new friends for an evening of summer fun! We will play games, sing karoke, have dinner and dessert, and have a ball! Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up today! For neurodiverse young adults ages 18-29.
Dating & Relationship Coaching
Advance LA now offers dating and relationship coaching for neuro-divergent young adults who are interested in learning the social skills involved in dating, as well as the communication skills required to maintain a romantic relationship. To learn more, contact Jeri
Life Skills Coaching
Virtual coaching available for academic, vocational, social, and independent living skills support (individual or group sessions). Contact us to learn more.
ABOUT ADVANCE LA:
At Advance LA, we offer the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions by parents of teens and young adults with special needs, “What happens next?” Our personalized program provides clients with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties and learning differences the experiences and opportunities necessary to lead a fulfilling adult life. We offer coaching services and support groups, as well as workshops and conferences for young adults, parents, and industry professionals.
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