Adult Programming

18 years & up

Garden offers a variety of programming for adults 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 needs; we're ready to grow with you!

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igrow in transitions

iGrow in Transitions is a community based after school program designed for students ages 18 to 21 in public transition programs. This program is a great fit for 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 in Transitions runs Monday through Friday between 2:30-5:30PM 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 in Transitions!

Funding Options: Private, Medicaid SLS & DD Waivers, Scholarship

*Please this program is on a wait list. Typical wait times range from 1-6 months depending on the season. Families who complete registrations are given priority. 


ithrive day program

iThrive is a community based day program is designed for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities ready to make friends, expand their world, work and grow together. Provided in a variety of vocational and recreational settings, participants focus on cultivating friendships and individualized vocational, social and independent living skills in fun, active, supportive and engaging environments. 

iThrives runs Monday through Friday from 8-2PM. Extended hours are offered from 2-5pm every day after program. Day program activities include cooking, volunteering, bowling, going out to eat, working out, museums, swimming and more! Work, live, grow and thrive with iThrive!

Funding Options: Private, Medicaid SLS & DD Waivers, Scholarship


ilive social group

Friday nights will never be the same! Join this group of neurodiverse adults gathered to make friends and experience the world in new and exciting ways. iLive typically meets one Friday per month to enjoy a fun evening activity out in the community. Activities include sporting events, restaurants, museums, movies and more! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Come live with iLive!

Funding Options: Private, Medicaid SLS & DD Waivers, Scholarship


sex & relationship education

This 13-week adaptive sex and relationship education course is designed for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are ready to learn about their bodies, boundaries and relationships 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


overnight camps

What better way to experience the world than a week with a group of young adults with neurodiversities?! Join us this winter, spring, summer and fall for an overnight camp filled with fun, friends and individualized support. Travel by train, plane or automobile for the adventure of a lifetime with the best of friends! See below for upcoming trips. More details coming soon!

Funding Options: Private and Medicaid SLS or DD



employment & independence cultivation

Nationally nominated exemplary program of 2013 & partner of Dirt Coffee & Bar

Garden provides individualized job development & independence cultivation for adults ready to explore the world of employment & independent living. Individuals have the opportunity to work with a behavior therapist to design a program that meets their individualized needs. Services include:

  • Transportation Training

  • Grocery Shopping

  • Cooking

  • Cleaning

  • Budgeting

  • Mentorship

  • Advocacy

  • Skill Assessment

  • Prevocational Skill Development

  • Career Exploration

  • Interview Skill Development

  • Job Development

  • Supported Employment

  • Job Coaching

Funding Options: Private, DVR, Medicaid SLS & DD Waiver, Scholarship


Garden residences

Opening Spring 2019!

Garden is pleased to provide inclusive urban housing to adults with neurodiversities. Garden residences will be located throughout Colorado, starting with Littleton. Our homes will offer 24 hour support including meal preparation.

Funding Options: Private or Medicaid DD waivers