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What Exactly is our Learn & Lunch Program?

IAmCollegeLife Inc. celebrates higher education by preparing autistic students for campus life. The transition from high school to college is a challenging one for all students, and autistic students who are fully capable academically – with average and even above average intelligence – often struggle with socialization and newfound independence, which can make this transition an even more difficult one.

It's a tough time for parents, too – sometimes it's even harder for parents than autistic students. This is typically the first time in their lives that parents are allowing their children this level of independence, and many parents wonder if they have made the right choice letting their child go away for college.

At IAmCollegeLife Inc. we offer learn & lunch to offer support to autistic students and their parents to help ease the transition to campus life. Autistic students tend to struggle in executive functions, time management, social pressures, increased school workload, and other life skills.

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Our goals are to shape the way they live their lives and teach them the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living and cultural acceptance. Curious to find out more about us and how you can get involved? Browse our website and get in touch with us today.

Our learn & lunch program are educational training sessions for both autistic students & their parents. They cover life and social skills that helps autistic students gain independent living competencies such as organizing, cooking, cleaning, dating, and executive functioning while living on college campus. Parents will learn how to give support to your child when they are transitioning, how to get support on college campus, how to work with your child at home, etc.

What sets this concept apart from other programs is the accessibility and less formal structure for the students. As an incentive, we provide lunch for the autistic students. If this is not feasible or they are picky eaters, you can always bring their own lunch during the session. Learn & lunch is an easy way to develop and motivate autistic students while creating a place of communication, collaboration and learning. The session may also cover important issues and promote an open platform of information for parents.

Key Benefits of our Learn & Lunch Program

  1. The sessions make excellent use of time.

  2. The brief informal setting allows a better channel for understanding and getting the direct point across.

  3. Group training reinforces the overall social culture for autistic students.

  4. Creates critical awareness for issues at hand.

  5. Effectively introduces new organizational initiatives.

  6. Boosts your child’s morale.

  7. Builds and maintains teamwork skills.

  8. Enhances your child’s communication.

  9. Advances other life and social skills.

  10. Allows a level of expertise to be shared among other students.

  11. Raises the motivation level necessary for fulfilling college objectives.

  12. Helps ease the transition process for parents.

 

Overall, a Learn & Lunch program creates an open channel for information flow and training. Whether our program for that particular day is targeted towards personal development, a social skill, or a life skill, our sessions can result in a boost in your child’s motivation and skills needed for a successful campus life.

Upcoming Events
  • College Life Kick Off Year Celebration

        01/18/2020, 12:00 PM

        Place: TBD

  • Lunch & Learn Program
         02/15/2020, 12:00 PM
         Place:TBD
  • "Stepping into College Life" Fundraiser step show
         03/28/2020, 3:00 PM
         Place: Alonzo Crim High School
         256 Clifton Street, ATL, 30317
  • Autism Awareness Festival
        04/18/2020, 11:00 AM
-      Stonecrest Mall
        2929 Turner Hill Rd,
        Stonecrest, GA 30038

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  Phone 404-889-6207 / iamcollegelife@gmail.com