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HLC charges monthly tuition (September through May) for its program. We strive to keep tuition reasonable, and scholarship money can be applied for if there is a financial need. While we desire to serve all students on the spectrum, we know not every student is appropriate for our program. Our admissions criteria, expectations, and program offerings are below. We accept students throughout the year provided there is space in the group. As part of the admissions process, we ask that the prospective student and parent(s) visit an HLC Open House or have a private visit. After both the student and a parent complete the questionnaires below, HLC will contact you to schedule an interview. There is a $100 Intake Interview Fee which is non-refundable.

  1. Age 16 and up and are college-able

  2. Able to attend all activities without support

  3. Ability to participate in discussion/give and take feedback

  4. Commit to weekly participation September - May

  5. Complete the student questionnaire independently

  1. Encourage your child in participation and goal development

  2. Attend workshops and activities to help support your child

  3. Meet periodically with staff to discuss your child’s progress

  4. Speak with staff about concerns & give program feedback

  5. Complete the parent questionnaire

Criteria for Admission
Parent Expectations

Social Skills

Friendships | Relationships


Communication Skills

Conflict Resolution

Social Media Behavior


Personal Skills

Time Management

Study Habits | Goal Setting

Health | Hygiene | Safety

Handling Disappointments

Self Advocacy

Emotional Wellness

Employment Skills

Resume Development

Job Search | Networking

Job Interviewing

Career Path

Working with Others

When to Change Jobs

Independent Living Skills

Budgeting | Finances


Meal Planning | Cooking

Cleaning | Laundry

Car Maintenance

Appointment Making

Monthly Tuition Includes

  For Students

  • Weekly Classes (Discussion Group)

  • Bi-Weekly Socials

  • Open Hours at Hope Learning Center

  • 1:1 Student Check-ins/Family meetings

  • Parent/Student Workshops 

  • Job Coaching/Assistance as Needed

   For Parents

  • Monthly Parent Group Meetings

  • Parent/Student Workshops

  • 1:1 Parent Check-In

  • Family meetings upon request/as needed

  • Community Workshops

Sample Classes
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