Dirt Coffee Bar:

Dirt Coffee Bar

Dirt is a Denver-based coffee truck with a mission to train and employ young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This program is specifically designed to cultivate social skills, independence, speed and focus in a variety of areas including customer service, food and beverage, cashier, marketing, bookkeeping and management.

Participants will have the opportunity to train in all areas of the coffee truck before choosing their particular area of interest. Once a focus has been determined, participants are able to further develop independence in their chosen area while working with a coach specialized in developing social skills, speed and focus. After 3-6 months of training, interns will move into a paid position on the truck while working one-on-one with their coach to find long term employment in their community.

This program accepts funding through Colorado's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Medicaid Supported Living Services Waiver. Please visit www.dirtcoffee.org to learn more about participating in this great program!

 

Roots Colorado Artism Program

Artism:

This vocational arts program is ideal for young adults with autism and related disabilities who are interested in exploring their creative side in a fun and social atmosphere - no previous art experience is necessary! We once a month to tour local galleries, design independent and collaborative art pieces and have fun! The cost is $30 per group which includes gallery and activity fees in addition to materials and professional instruction by an art therapist. Join us on the first Friday of every month from 6-8pm! Click here to sign up today!

Able Chef:

Able ChefAble Chef focuses on teaching skills to help individuals learn to plan and prepare easy and nutritious meals, regardless of previous kitchen experience. Participants will prepare delicious meals at Horizon Christian Fellowship in Littleton with 1:4 mentor to participants ratio to assist where needed and to help encourage independence. The cost per participant is $25 per class which includes instruction and ingredients. Click here to sign up today!

Seeds of hope

Seeds of Hope:

Seeds of Hope is our community garden located at Bradley International School in Denver. Roots partners with local organizations serving youth and adults with autism and related disabilities to provide opportunities to garden while developing a variety of skills related to horticultural therapy. If you're interested in learning more about how you can be involved in this program, contact us today!

 

 

 

 

Pals:

Join Pals, where adults on the spectrum pair up with a mentor and attend monthly outings to socialize, meet new people, and have fun!  This program is geared towards fostering independent living skills, develop vocational skills, experience new community-based activities, and create new and long lasting friendships.  Pals meets one Saturday per month for 2-3 hours. This program is currently on a hold while we regroup - but check back soon for details!