The NextWork Autism Center and Transition Academy

The hallmark of this project:

Columbus NextWork Autism Center and Transition Academy

  • An innovative live/learn environment for young adults on the autism spectrum.
  • A central repository for employment, support services, education, community outreach, and advocacy.
  • A connecting point for local employers looking to tap into a valuable part of the workforce.
  • Transit-oriented development that opens up access to the entire Wasatch Front.
  • A partnership with high schools, colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation, other nonprofits and employers to provide life-skills training, assessments, vocational training, and employment supports.
  • Use of specific STEM programs for instruction and assessment tools, including the University of Utah’s NeuroVersity program, Lego Robotics, and Digitability