Adolescent Programming

13 to 17 years

Garden offers a variety of programming for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental or intellectual disabilities in addition to their typically developing siblings and peers. Each program is designed to positively impact all areas of development with a special focus on social skills and independence. Choose the program the best meets your family's needs; we're ready to grow with you!


igrow after school program*

iGrow is a community based after school program designed for school-aged individuals with autism as well as their neurotypical siblings and peers who are ready to get social and learn important life skills while exploring the world. Participants receive individualized therapeutic support and programming in fun and social settings. 

iGrow runs Monday through Friday between 2-6PM and offers a variety of purposeful activities such as swimming, bowling, yoga, art therapy, cooking, libraries, restaurants, volunteering and much more. Come grow with iGrow!

Funding Options: Private, Medicaid CES Waiver, Scholarship

*Please this program is on a wait list. Typical wait times range from 3-6 months depending on the season. Families who complete registrations are given priority. 


summer & Overnight programs

Our summer and overnight programs are neurodiverse and offer your adolescent the opportunity to socialize, learn and grow with others in fun and engaging settings that are sure to make a positive impact in all areas of development. Participants are provided with individualized support and encouragement from behavior therapists throughout the summer. 

Our summer programs runs for eight weeks every June and July, Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm with the opportunity for extended hours from 8am-5pm. Activities include swimming, museums, trips to the mountains, JumpStreet and more! Registration for new families opens in April. 

The fun doesn't end there; this year we are excited to offer two overnight programs for adolescents here at Garden! See below for upcoming overnights details and registration.

Funding Options: Private, Medicaid CES Waiver, Scholarship


sex & relationship education

This 13-week adaptive sex and relationship education course is designed for teens with developmental and intellectual disabilities entering puberty who are ready to learn about their bodies and boundaries in a safe setting. Offered on a yearly basis, participants have the option to attend all 13 classes or choose classes that are of interest to them. 

 Funding Options: Private, Scholarship