Our Advanced Placement Program started in October 2014. Clients in this group are social, funny, and goal-oriented. We follow the Fab Five structure, especially focusing on vocational and community access skills.
Karelia and Veronica get some help to make Chinese lanterns.
APP shows off the awesome Chinese New Year lantern decorations they made out of red money envelopes.
Aaron shows off his Narnia poster
Freddy, Antone, and Chris researched animals and gave presentations about what they learned.
“It’s fun to do art with your friends, and everyone is having such a good time.”
Comparing our art projects to the regular program: “Our art projects are more intricate.”
APP enjoying lunch at the Great Mall.
Jose spent some time looking at magazines at a book store in downtown Mountain View.
Freddy looks through comic books at a used book store.
Veronica really liked the bead store!
Veronica and Karelia at the Berryessa Flea Market
Chris and Antone having a good time coming back from the store
The group returns from Downtown Mountain View on the Light Rail.
“At bowling we had a great time.”
“We have fun going out all different places.”
“We learn how to use money, how to read the bus schedule.”
Freddy adds milk while Jerilynn and Marie watch during an APP French toast cooking class.
Ready to eat some French toast!
Jose and Chris cut up vegetables for their bean dip.
Chris gives a thumbs up for the omelet he made.
“Delicious! It makes us really hungry!”
“When you’re hungry at home, and you’re starving, if there’s nobody home, we know how to make it now.”
“Everyone had a chance to do cooking, and had a good time!”
Veronica and Jerilynn sell snacks at AHSV.
The APP group counts Snack Shack profits.
Aaron gets assistance from staff in operating a self-checkout machine.
Karelia and Antone run the Snack Shack.
“I’m doing better. The only thing I need to know about money is how to give it back. But I’m learning that because you are teaching me.”
“We’re making good money. We use the money for Light Rail and we buy more things for Snack Shack.”
“I love that this program has so many different areas of focus. Clients get to move around and experience ongoing change and variety. There’s a very organized structure, but there’s also room to be creative and make it what you want it to be.”
- Branae, Roseville Program Director
“I LOVE this system! I like having the clients rotate and engage in new stuff all the time. This system really works. The interaction with every client and all the Staff Team members really makes a difference.”