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Interested in increasing student outcomes? License the Learn4Independence® curriculum designed for adults with autism and other neuro-diversities.

Moving toward independent living takes practice.

Learn4Independence® is a 32-course, scaffolded curriculum that focuses on skills to promote living independently and working successfully. This unique curriculum’s design elements can accommodate various types of individuals with learning differences and is adaptable to your community and cultural needs. Instructors will benefit from less time needed to create content and more time in the classroom teaching dynamic, relevant subject material. Students seeking gainful employment and a more self-sufficient, independent life can thrive with Learn4Independence.

Learn4Independence® Curriculum

Organizations can license the use of this interactive curriculum to promote independence and increase opportunities for employment. There are 32 courses, each with 17 modules that include an instructor’s manual and syllabus. Each module contains defined learning outcomes, PowerPoint presentations, reading notes for students, and supplemental materials like handouts, worksheets and projects. An implementation manual provides an overview of the Learn4Independence curriculum and summarizes best practices for instruction.

The First Place Transition Academy staff has taught the Learn4Independence curriculum for four years, successfully delivering content to approximately 20 students each year. Outcomes include 94% employment at graduation and 88% leaving First Place after graduation to live on their own or with a roommate.



Getting a job & navigating the workplace



Money basics & personal finance



At home & in the community



Friendships & family relationships



Safety, meal planning & prep



Personal & community identity



Roommates & community apartment living



Physical & mental health



Conflict, coping & personal management


Courtesy & manners


Travel planning, budgeting & etiquette

Living on My Own


Creating a life of independence

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First Place Learn4Independence Curriculum Implementation Manual Preview

Curriculum Implementation Manual

Course Instructor’s Manuals

Learn4Independence PPT Preview

Module PowerPoint Presentations

Learn4Independence Reading Notes Preview

Student Reading Notes

Student Supplemental Materials


The initial Learn4Independence licensing fee is $50,000. The first year of licensing offers access to online workshops, attendance to a First Place Global Leadership Institute symposium that are held bi-annually and a contact for individual consultation. For each subsequent year, licensees pay a $5,000 annual renewal fee and receive access to curriculum updates, online workshops and individual consultations. An annual visit by a First Place curriculum specialist to review how the curriculum is being utilized, review student outcomes and collaborate on best practices is optional at $2,500 per day plus travel expenses.


initial licensing fee



annual renewal fee

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