Learn to Live, Work, and Thrive at ScenicView Academy!
Located at the mouth of Provo Canyon just a few minutes from Sundance Ski Resort, ScenicView Academy (SVA) is a nationally recognized and accredited nonprofit school for adults 18-32 with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodiversities. Our 24/7 staff of caring, qualified professionals specialize in empowering each student to master the skills they need to achieve an independent, productive, and fulfilling life.
Upon acceptance, ScenicView assesses every student for their strengths and challenges and creates an individualized Transition Plan that leads them through scaffolded skills growth in 11 critical life outcome areas, including relationships, health and fitness, resiliency, recreation, cooking, cleaning, academics, transportation, medical and money management, and employment. During the program, students work one-on-one and in small groups with teachers, mentors, skills specialists, vocational supervisors, and therapists to maximize their unique potential in each of these areas. In order to oversee their progress effectively, every student is assigned a Service Coordinator, who functions as a link to parents and programs and a guide to help students develop and follow their plan for autonomy. Because each student is given an opportunity to personalize SVA’s curriculum to their own individual goals, the length of the program will vary, but generally takes between 18 months and 3 years.
In our two decades of operation, SVA has served hundreds of clients, and our experience has taught us that our most successful students share some similar characteristics. These include an average or better IQ, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and/or Learning Disabilities, and a strong desire to hold a job, make friends, and live on their own. At any given time, the student population ranges from 50-60 depending on the mix of shared and single rooms, and is roughly 60% male, 40% female.