Since its establishment in 2012, UAS has served more than 1,000 young adults through innovative, person-centered programs that focus on the acquisition of life skills, community integration, social interaction, and vocational training.
Whether we are serving West Side Chicago public high school students at our UAS West Side Transition Academy or at Growing Solutions Farm, or offering opportunities to the broader autism community for socialization through Network 1212 or our other programs, UAS believes that all young adults living with autism and other learning differences are valued members of society.
UAS WEST SIDE TRANSITION ACADEMY
Our CPS Partnership Program
The UAS West Side Transition Academy is the first of its kind located on the West Side of
Chicago. Our innovative community immersion program prepares Chicago high school students who have autism or related challenges for post-secondary success.
GROWING SOLUTIONS FARM
Our Agricultural Community Program
Growing Solutions Farm provides young adults with autism the opportunity to develop soft skills needed for the workplace while learning all about urban agriculture.
Our Social Program for Young Adults with Autism
Network 1212 is our social program that invites young adults with autism and other learning differences to meet one another in a fun and accepting environment. Our participants meet on a monthly basis and partake in game nights, restaurant meetups, outings in the city, and more.