Our Brighton Launch Adult Program reimagines post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual challenges. Through a tailored skills curriculum, personal coaching, supported work placements and community participation, we prepare students for lives of success. We teach independent living skills such as cooking, budgeting, social competencies and digital literacy. Work skills are taught through external work placements and our internal enterprise Brighton Launch Creations, which manufactures and sells spa products.
Our Take: Brighton Launch
BrightonLaunch is, for the families that enroll, a life-changer. The students enter an environment that is as empathetic as it is supportive, one in which they experience a community of peers, some of them for the first time. That alone can be transformative. The intention, as they say so beautifully, is to create “lives of success”—that they use that terminology is a great entrée to the focus of the program. Students are engaged through their strengths and talents, rather than any supposed or perceived deficits. They call the school a “launch pad” which is great, too—the program looks ahead to next steps, including entrée into social and work settings beyond the walls of the school. Instruction is informed by a wealth of expertise and experience. In all that and more, there’s certainly a lot to love.