Exceptional Teens & Adults is a structured program for adults and teens that have been diagnosed Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental or intellectual disabilities. Exceptional Teen & Adults has been providing care and support to adults and the youth since 1999. Exceptional Teens & Adults serves in two ways—a for profit business in a day setting for adults, and a nonprofit for teens providing after-school programming during the school year and school break programs including the winter, spring and summer breaks. The for profit entity is supported by State certified providers while the teen center is supported by private pay clients, grants, and donations.
Exceptional Teens & Adults is committed to providing services that are efficient, productive, and responsive to the exceptional needs of each adult or teen, while striving to work with parents, guardians, referral agencies, and supporters. Exceptional Teens & Adults occupies over 9,000 of the 24,000 square feet building that was renovated, and the teen center shares space with the adult day program until the remaining 14,000 is renovated.
The mission of Exceptional Teens & Adults is to provide opportunities for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live independent and extraordinary lives.
In 1995 when founder Rose Walton, who has a son with intellectual disabilities, could not find a place for her son to stay while she worked. He was 15 years old, and research revealed that there were...