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License the Curriculum

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 for adults age 18 and older with autism and other neuro-diversities 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 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 specific 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 with the potential to deliver content to 32 students annually. Outcomes include 94% employment at graduation and 88% of graduates leaving First Place to live on their own or with a roommate.



Roommates & community apartment living


Courtesy & manners



Money basics & personal finance



Physical & mental health



Personal & community identity

Living on My Own


Creating a life of independence



Safety, meal planning & prep



Friendships & family relationships



At home & in the community



Conflict, coping & personal management


Travel planning, budgeting & etiquette



Getting a job & navigating the workplace

• number of courses

PowerPoint Presentations

Instructor’s Manuals

Reading Notes

Supplemental Materials


The initial Learn4Independence licensing fee is $50,000. The first year of licensing offers access to online workshops, attendance to one of the First Place Global Leadership Institute’s bi-annual symposia (spring and fall) 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 at $2,500 per day plus travel expenses is also required for the opportunity to review with licensees how the curriculum is being utilized, review student outcomes and collaborate on best practices.


initial licensing fee


annual renewal fee

$2,500/day + travel expenses

required annual visit by a First Place curriculum specialist

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