Carrie Brazer Center announces program relocation, open house

Carrie Brazer Center announces program relocation, open house

Some programs of the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism have moved to this new location at 16905 SW 100 Ave.

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism Inc. has announced the re-location of its middle school, high school and vocational center to 16905 SW 100 Ave.

The community is invited to tour the new center, meet with the staff and learn more about the outstanding programs at an open house on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 16905 SW 100 Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Carrie Brazer Center for Autism specializes in serving individuals diagnosed with classical Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social and communicative disabilities, including Asperger’s Disorder, high-functioning autism, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The center offers a unique, individualized education with an emphasis on social skills in a nurturing, therapeutic environment with a full comprehensive team approach.

The new vocational center is open to individuals from age 13 to adults. McKay School Vouchers are accepted for tuition payment for students up to age 22.

The curriculum includes an academic program that incorporates pre-vocational and vocational skills training activities, money management and daily living skills such as self-care, housing, dining out, and cooking.

A primary component of the vocational program involves taking students on community activities to gain experience and to increase their socialization skills. Outings include working with staff at Marshall’s stores, practicing money management skills at Publix, learning to take public transportation and how to use the public libraries.

The center’s vocational program offers graduates and other adult members of our community with ASD an opportunity to further their education and develop skills that will help them have a more productive future.

Call the Carrie Brazer Center for Autism at 305-262-5999 or 305-271-8790 for more information.

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