Greenleaf Neurodiversity Community Center
A Project of Easterseals Central Texas
To create a community hub that fosters the abilities of people with autism and related neurodivergent conditions, so they reach their potential and thrive in the community, in the workplace, and in life.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability, and its prevalence is increasing. In 1970, one in 2,000 people was diagnosed with autism in the United States. Today it is estimated to be one in 54. Services for people with autism transitioning to adulthood are greatly needed, which is why Easterseals launched Greenleaf Neurodiversity Community Center (Greenleaf NCC) to offer new vocational exploration opportunities and structured social activities focused on this special population’s capabilities and strengths.
18+ Transition School
In partnership with Austin ISD, Greenleaf NCC is offering a new transition school option for students who are 18 years old or older and have autism or related neurodivergent conditions, interests in creative arts and/or technology, and a desire to continue their education in the public school system through project-based learning in classroom and community settings. Learn more about this program.
Social Creativity Clubs
Social Creativity clubs provide a safe and supportive community where participants can pursue creative interests with neurotypical and neurodivergent mentors, while fostering skills in creative problem-solving, communication, social relationships, self-advocacy, and independent living. Learn more about Social Creativity Clubs.
If you are new to Social Creativity programs at Greenleaf NCC, you must also register here as a community member to participate.
As credentialed Job Skills Trainers and an authorized service provider through Texas Workforce Solutions, Greenleaf NCC offers support for vocational and independent living goals, as well as help navigating vocational rehabilitation services. Learn more about the vocational training programs we offer.
Mitchell Bowman, MAEd, CAS (he/him)
Director, Greenleaf NCC Social Creativity
Easterseals Central Texas
Corporate Office Address: 2324 Ridgepoint Drive, Suite F-1, Austin TX 78754
Greenleaf NCC Location: 911 W. Anderson Rd., Suite 203, Austin, TX 78757
Visit the Greenleaf NCC website.