It is becoming increasingly vital to not only provide a vocational outlet for young, autistic adolescents, but to form a strong, forward thinking community of individuals who can socialize, create and collaborate together. Kneads® is dedicated to establishing programs that can help build an independent and involved lifestyle for these young adolescents and adults.
Our Autism-Friendly Activities
Color Your Creativity
Nights at Masterpiece Mixers are splashed with creativity and fun. Students gather together for a social, interactive art class. Each class is led with step by step instructions from a professional artist, then the students are let loose to add their own unique style. From the first stroke of a brush to drying out the painted canvas, you create a personal masterpiece. But if you need a hand, fellow students are always enthusiastic to help!
Coffeehouses have become centers of youthful, modern, and outward-looking thinking. Our mock coffeehouse nights give participants the time to work on performances and songs, dance, and socialize with each other. Our coffeehouse is hosted by Gymnastics World, and each night ends with a chance for members to show off their moves in the gymnasium.
Zumba Fitness and Fun
Zumba has grown to become the world's largest dance-fitness program, with more than 12 million people participating in classes. Join the "fitness party" with us at our very own Zumba class hosted by the YMCA.
Every Friday night from 6:30 to 8!
A Kitchen Experience
What's cooking? Classes at "Sur la Table" in Naples allow friends to gather together in order to cook up culinary creativity. From baking bread to crafting treats, participants learn the ins and outs of the kitchen, as well train their palates and test each other's creations!
*For information on dates, locations, and participation in these activities, please fill out our form on the Contact Us page, and we will answer any questions you may have as promptly as possible.