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Full Life Academy Classes

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Do you have questions about transitioning into adulthood and what comes next? AutismUp's Center for Community Transition can help! Would you like to learn more about the Full Life Academy, and how our innovative classes will help you address your personal goals for lifelong skill development? Would you like to learn more about a particular class? We'd love to talk with you and share how AutismUp can help.

Contact: Jeanne Ricigliano
Director, AutismUp Center for Community Transition
Tel: (585) 248-9011 x123
Email: jricigliano@autismup.org

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EVERY participant must complete a NEW Participant Profile and forms in the new AutismUp Participant Portal, before classes begin. CLICK HERE to access the AutismUp Participant Portal. Your specific login is being sent to you by email.

What Classes is my child/am I enrolled in? Check My Educational Activities on the AutismUp Participant Portal. CLICK HERE to access the portal. Use the login info emailed to you (email will not work to sign in)

All About Anime
​All About Anime will explore the genre of Anime including the history, common features and writing and drawing characteristics. Participants will be able to share about their personal interests in Anime, create their own characters and writings. The facilitator will guide participants through the process and encourage collaboration.
  • $480
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • All About Anime
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning Connections On Site Student
Body-Mind Connections
Body-Mind Connections is a class designed to teach individuals how to identify their physical/body awareness and well-being as it relates to mindfulness, wellness, and overall health. Using methods such as self-awareness through journaling, meditation, vision boards, stress relief (stress balls, mindfulness jars, painting, etc.), music, breathing exercises, visualization, body scanning and setting intentions for self. Improving overall health and self-care, building confidence and relationships are just a few goals of Body-Mind Connections!
  • $505
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • Body-Mind Connections
  • ** Session full **
Wellness On Site Student
Cooking Basics
Participants learn to build skills toward independence in healthy meal planning, reading and following a recipe; and kitchen safety. Participants will learn how to use these skills to make a healthy snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • $580
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Cooking Basics I
  • ** Session full **
  • $580
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • Cooking Basics II
  • ** Session full **
  • $580
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Cooking Basics III
  • ** Session full **
  • $580
  • Jan 19 - Mar 29
  • Cooking Basics IV
  • ** Session full **
My Home Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Cooking with Small Appliances
Join us in learning how to create simple, everyday meals with small appliances, such as an air fryer, toaster oven, blender and skillet. Participants will work collaboratively with instructors and peers to create budget friendly and nutritious meals & learn innovative ways to use small appliances for meal planning.
  • $545
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Cooking with Small Appliances I
  • ** Session full **
  • $545
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Cooking with Small Appliances II
  • ** Session full **
My Home Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Creative Expressions
Creative Expressions is an interactive class that provides individuals the opportunity to explore a variety of artistic and creative mediums. Lesson plans will incorporate a variety of projects including, but not limited to the following areas: canvas art, clay, acrylic and watercolor painting, decoupage, optical art, holiday décor, ceramics, beadwork, collages, mosaics and more. Work along with our instructors and celebrate your creativity.
  • $545
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Creative Expressions I
  • ** Session full **
  • $545
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Creative Expressions II
  • ** Session full **
My Home Fun & Talent Lifelong Learning On Site Student
EMPOWER U (Virtual)
Get charged up for your full life! Empower U is a virtual class that will provide individuals the necessary tools to tackle real life challenges. This class will offer engaging group discussions to include topics such as communication, managing stress, improving relationships, making small talk to build connections, self-advocacy and problem solving. If you are ready to take charge of your life, this class is for you.
  • $480
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • EMPOWER U (Virtual)
  • ** Session full **
Wellness Getting Around Lifelong Learning Connections Community Engagement Virtual Student
Everyday STEM
Everyday STEM is an engaging and participant driven class in which individuals will explore different aspects of everyday life through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Participants will have the opportunity to think critically, solve problems creatively, communicate and collaborate with others. All projects will be looked at through the lens of the engineering design process and will provide hands-on and development opportunities for participants. Individuals will be able to practice planning and time management. Learning about current issues, problem solving through science and technology and working with others are a few goals of Everyday STEM.
  • $545
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Everyday STEM
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Executive Functioning
The Executive Functioning class will support participants in identifying their strengths and needs. Participants will develop their skills in the area of time management, setting goals and prioritizing tasks, organization, identifying feelings and working on self-regulation, as well as becoming flexible thinkers.
  • $480
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Executive Functioning I
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 20 - Mar 30
  • Executive Functioning II
  • ** Session full **
My Home Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Financial Literacy
Students learn to manage their money more effectively, spend wisely and save consistently. This class will teach students how to budget their money, make positive financial decisions, avoid financial exploitation, and equip them with technology resources to more effectively manage and monitor their finances.
  • $545
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Financial Literacy I
  • ** Session full **
  • $545
  • Jan 20 - Mar 30
  • Financial Literacy II
  • ** Session full **
My Home Earning My Way Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Full Life Coaching
Participants will receive 1:1 coaching in individualized need areas such as Executive Functioning, reading, writing, and communication skills. Coaches will create and connect the participants with meaningful and relevant experiences. Sessions can be done in person or virtually.
  • $530
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Full Life Coaching
  • ** Session full **
My Home Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Full Life Connections
Full Life Connections is a comprehensive social skills class that provides students the opportunity to meet new people, find common interests, and enjoy fun activities with peers. In this class students will be taught how to improve executive functioning skills, team building, effective communication, and problem solving.
  • $580
  • Jan 19 - Mar 29
  • Full Life Connections I
  • ** Session full **
  • $580
  • Jan 20 - Mar 30
  • Full Life Connections II
  • ** Session full **
Connections Community Engagement On Site Student
Functional Fitness
Functional Fitness is a fun and healthy way to start your day! This interactive and engaging class is designed to teach individuals a combination of both strength training and endurance. Individuals will learn and practice a variety of innovative exercises in a group and social setting, with options to individualize workouts to maximum results. Work alongside our fitness staff as you build confidence, learn the appropriate and safe techniques of utilizing equipment, and becoming a healthier individual!
  • $480
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Functional Fitness I @ NAZ *New Location
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • Functional Fitness II
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Functional Fitness III
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Functional Fitness IV
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Healthy Relationship *NEW
Healthy relationships provides a safe and inclusive environment to explore topics such as hygiene, sexuality, sexual health, and boundaries. This class offers an introduction to navigating intimate relationships and safety for individuals 16+.
  • $480
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Healthy Relationships
  • ** Session full **
Lifelong Learning Connections On Site Student
Introduction to Computer Programming & Game Design
This class provides individuals the opportunity to enjoy a fun tech experience with different coding platforms that incorporate math, physics, art & music. Participants will learn computer programming skills by building their own custom games at their own pace based on interest & skill level. Individuals will be challenged each week to build on their coding projects and will be encouraged to collaborate with their peers and present their projects to the class at the end of the program. A great opportunity for individuals with common interest in technology to learn and practice their social/engagement and presentation skills in a fun and interactive setting!
  • $360
  • Jan 27 - Mar 16
  • Introduction to Computer Programming & Game Design
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Lifelong Learning Connections On Site Student
My Place
Having our own space makes us feel good, but it can also be a lot to manage. Through guided lesson plans and facilitation that focuses on individual skill levels we will use scenarios, peer feedback and teachable moments to increase safety awareness, home management skills and problem solving across the home setting (environment). My Place will also support short term and long term goal setting (as a way to plan for future independence and community living; with a focus on living options, safety, self-advocacy, budgeting and individual skill development).
  • $480
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • My Place I @ NAZ *New Location
  • ** Session full **
  • $480
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • My Place II
  • ** Session full **
My Home Earning My Way Community Engagement On Site Student
Navigating Nature @ EquiCenter *New Location
Navigating Nature at EquiCenter is an exciting and interactive class that will allow individuals the opportunity to explore EquiCenter's 200-acre outdoor education facility to encourage healthier lifestyles. This winter, activities are conducted indoors and outdoors and will include indoor gardening in the greenhouse, making maple syrup, creating nature crafts, and more. Lesson plans are designed to teach participants a variety of aspects including safety surrounding nature and animal life, and learning to identify the many experiences of nature. Building confidence, relationships, personal safety, nature awareness, and fitness are just a few goals of Navigating Nature!
  • $580
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • Navigating Nature
  • ** Session full **
Wellness Getting Around Connections Community Engagement Off Site
Navigating Relationships @ NAZ *New Location
Relationships can be tricky but also rewarding. Through guided reflection, group discussions, and activities, we'll explore how relationships can be challenging for all of us. As a result of this course, participants will be able to describe and practice various strategies to navigate complex social relationships, situations, and scenarios. Some of the selected topics will include social media, dating/romance, and identity.
  • $385
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Navigating Relationships
  • ** Session full **
My Home Wellness Lifelong Learning Connections On Site Student
Next Up Parent Workshops
Join other parents of teens and young adults to learn more about the transition out of school, and setting up your child for adult success.
On Site Parent / Guardian / Caregiver
Readers and Writers Workshop
Writers and Readers workshop is a creative writing class for all levels. Participants will have the opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently to write short stories, poems and skits. The instructor will guide participants through the decision making process and facilitate peer to peer feedback.
  • $480
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Writers and Readers Workshop
  • ** Session full **
My Home Fun & Talent Wellness Lifelong Learning On Site Student
Ready, Set, Goals!
Goal setting is an essential aspect of personal and professional growth. It enables you to see a path towards an achievement. This interactive class will provide an in-depth dive into setting, planning and executing your personal goals using individualized lesson plans. Individuals will utilize our specialized software with instructor support, while working alongside peers.
  • $480
  • Jan 15 - Mar 25
  • Ready, Set, Goals!
  • ** Session full **
My Home Fun & Talent Wellness Getting Around Earning My Way Lifelong Learning Connections Community Engagement On Site Student
Roc Behind the Scenes
Have you wondered what happens behind the scenes in a local business? This class will enable participants to explore behind the scenes in a variety of local businesses and destinations in our community.
  • $495
  • Jan 16 - Mar 26
  • Roc Behind the Scenes
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Earning My Way Lifelong Learning Connections Community Engagement On Site Off Site Student
Safety Awareness
Safety Awareness is a fun and interactive class designed to learn basic safety awareness from our own Monroe County First Responders. Each department will teach individuals strategies surrounding personal safety, including communicating effectively with our first responders. Individuals will participate in hands-on activities and role plays that will provide an opportunity to practice the skills and awareness they are learning in class. Building confidence, relationships, personal safety, and social readiness are just a few goals of the dynamic class of Safety Awareness.
  • $420
  • Jan 18 - Mar 28
  • Safety Awareness
  • ** Session full **
My Home Wellness Lifelong Learning Connections Community Engagement Off Site Student
Solar Eclipse *NEW
Solar Eclipse is an exciting and interactive class that will allow participants to learn about our solar system, the sun, moon and stars. We will also learn about the upcoming phenomena of the total solar eclipse that Rochester will experience on April 8, 2024. Participants will enjoy engaging and hands-on space themed opportunities including the use of a telescope. They will also learn the science behind the eclipse and ways to view it safely.
  • $260
  • Jan 19 - Feb 23
  • Solar Eclipse 18+
  • ** Session full **
  • $260
  • Jan 20 - Feb 24
  • Solar Eclipse 12-17
  • ** Session full **
Lifelong Learning Community Engagement On Site Student
Zoo Life
​This exciting and interactive class provides individuals the opportunity to learn alongside their peers from our very own Seneca Park Zoo education team. This class is designed to teach all aspects of the Zoo. Representatives from the Zoo will provide information/teachings, including but not limited to, how animals are acquired, cared for and trained; Zoo’s connection with the community; becoming comfortable/safe around animals; and how local conservation efforts are vital to species globally. Building confidence/comfort around animals, relationships and social readiness, and learning the many aspects and knowledge of the Seneca Park Zoo are just a few goals of the dynamic class of Zoo Life!
  • $420
  • Jan 17 - Mar 27
  • Zoo Life
  • ** Session full **
Fun & Talent Lifelong Learning Connections Community Engagement Off Site Student

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Contact us to learn more about the AU Full Life Academy and to discuss enrollment options.

email: jricigliano@autismup.org
phone: (585) 248-9011x123

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