Four years after its launch under Avenues for Autism, Venture Bound is transitioning to The Ability Center. The move will allow the innovative program to grow and meet the needs of more students, parents, and educators throughout northwest Ohio.
“We are very excited to transition the Venture Bound program over to The Ability Center,” says Mike Ariss, Avenues for Autism Board Chair. “Venture Bound has grown consistently over the years, and with The Ability Center’s long-standing history in the community, this transition allows that growth to continue.”
Under The Ability Center’s Youth and Transition Program, Venture Bound will now go by the name Hire Expectations.
Hire Expectations is a free supplemental support initiative that allows high school teachers to provide authentic employment experiences in and out of the classroom. The program identifies career potential in students and builds on their interests and strengths to create a differentiated life skills training curriculum, volunteer experiences, and employment opportunities.
“The Ability Center’s willingness to continue to keep us informed as to the status of the Venture Bound program allows us to hear firsthand about all the wonderful ways the program continues to impact the lives of the students it serves,” says Ariss.