Located in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Beacon Transitions specializes in working with young adults who present with learning disabilities, generally in the form of autism spectrum disorder, and who are looking to live a life of more independence. Whether our residents are just starting out after high school, or have experienced some of life’s roadblocks during their college careers and young adult lives, we recognize that they need support in meeting incremental goals that align with their long term plans. All of our residents have come to us with emerging skills in all areas of independence but need coaching and guidance from a support system that can help them become fully engaged.
Our Mission is to provide individualized services to our residents as they pursue goals related to personal independence, higher education, social and emotional resilience, and family relationships.
Our Licensed Clinical Team is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Our Case Managers provide individual services to each resident and their family as they transition into adulthood and achieve their goals. Our Teachers, Direct Care Team, and Employment Specialists work one on one with our residents to help them learn the skills needed to self-actualize and hit targeted milestones of achievement
At Beacon, we deliver results. Successful completion of our program means that participants are either Employed, with the skills and supports needed to live Independently or Back in School, developing Career Skills.
Get in touch with our admissions department to speak with us about the services we provide.
Our Education Specialists help engage our residents and find appropriate job placements in the community. We've developed strong relationships with local companies and employers to help ensure the right fit. Through working with Vocational Rehabilitation of North Carolina, we are able to connect residents with on-site job coaching if appropriate
During Money Manangement class, residents learn how to budget, spend wisely, and invest in their future. Each resident has the opportunity to earn money, and learn how to manage it. When appropriate, we will connect residents with the public social services they are eligible for
With several fitness classes and labs per week, Our residents have opportunities to learn how to exercise, or pursue individual fitness goals. Each resident is provided a membership to a local Gym and we encourage engagement in community fitness events like 5K runs, Bike Tours, and Nature walks
We believe building strong interpersonal relationship skills is paramount to success. Our residents engage in individual sessions, participate in local clubs, volunteering groups, and community-based activities, and are encouraged to work with a local psychiatrist for medication management
In our Main residential facility, residents learn how to co-occupy living space, and maintain their personal belongings. In Home Living class, residents are taught the skills to prepare food, clean or furnish their rooms or apartments, and engage in self-care. All residents have access to communal meals, with the option to purchase their own food as it aligns with their nutritional plan
At Beacon, we strive to individualize care. Not every resident will adhere exactly to this schedule, depending on Work, Medical, and Individual Volunteering needs. Until Residents are found appropriate job placement, they will participate in the normal class and lab schedule at the main house