Autism Action Partnership (AAP, shares that over 80% of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder live with their parents during their early 20s, compared to 20% of their neurotypical peers. To answer this need, Prosper Academy, a two-year post-secondary program for autistic young adults, provides an opportunity for individuals interested in gaining and practicing independent living skills. Applications for the 2024-26 cohort are now open.

Classes are led by a Prosper Academy instructor on campus at Metropolitan Community College – South Omaha Campus, where participants are enrolled as non-credit earning MCC students. Curriculum covers topics such as: work, finances, relationships, nutrition, health, identity, community, transportation, independent living, communication and social skills. Prosper Academy staff ensure students’ success through individualized goal attainment, skill assessments and one-on-one support sessions.

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