Students at The Autism Academy of Learning have the opportunity to participate in both our on site and off site Vocational Program. When students turn the age of 14, they are eligible to participate. With the on-site program, students are given the opportunity to work on basic daily living and employability skills with our team of Vocational Job Coaches. Students work in a quiet environment on a variety of job related activities. Each student is provided with individualized instruction and accommodated for their various needs. The Vocational Job Coaches take a team of students to the Cornerstone Church where they have the opportunity to use the skills they have learned to assist with upkeep of the church. Within the school year, our Vocational Team plans to expand to program and is looking for different community based opportunities for our students. Ms. Patti Talamantez serves as our Vocational Coordinator. She has been working for the AAL since 2002. Ms. Tonya Walsh and Ms. Angela DeStazio serve as our Vocational Job Coaches and have both worked as classroom Paraprofessionals in multiple classrooms before moving into their current roles. If you have questions about our Vocational Program please do not hesitate to reach out to us!