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Interested in improving student outcomes? License the Learn4Independence® curriculum, designed for adults with autism and other neurodiversities.

Independent living takes practice.

Learn4Independence is a 32-course, scaffolded curriculum developed for adults with autism that focuses on skills to promote independent living and employment. Unique curriculum elements accommodate various types of learning differences and incorporate universally designed instruction adaptable to your community and cultural needs.

Learn4Independence® Curriculum

Each course contains 16–17 modules and is designed with a similar structure presenting new material while assessing knowledge and mastery. A comprehensive collection of supplemental materials includes worksheets, projects, presentations, midterms and final exams. Courses vary in length; some progress across four semesters, starting with basic information and building to more advanced concepts to support employment and independent living.

Instructors benefit from spending less time creating content and more time in the classroom teaching dynamic, relevant subject material. Students seeking sustainable employment and a more self-sufficient, independent life can thrive with Learn4Independence.



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


Setting goals & organizing daily life

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First Place Learn4Independence Curriculum Implementation Manual Preview

Curriculum Implementation Manual

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Course Instructor’s Manuals

Learn4Independence PPT Preview

Module PowerPoint Presentations

Learn4Independence Reading Notes Preview

Student Reading Notes

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Student Supplemental Materials


The initial Learn4Independence licensing fee is $58,000. 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 $5,800 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.


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