The Turning Pointe Career College is an educational opportunity for individuals impacted by autism and other social and communication disorders. Our college format offers an innovative approach to teaching life, social, and work readiness skills. Instruction is highly individualized and focuses on the development of skills and adaptive strategies that will support an individual’s success in school, in the workplace, and in life.
Turning Pointe Career College curriculum is designed as a comprehensive program. Individuals seeking a Certificate of Completion will be enrolled for full time coursework. Upon completion of all required coursework, students will have the opportunity to interview with a corporate partner. Certified students will also be eligible for Career Mentor Support.
Earned her M.S.Ed at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and her BA in English at Marywood University. She worked for 3 years as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges. In 2011, she ventured to South Korea to teach ESL, where she fell in love with teaching! As a Career College Instructor, Amy is excited to be able to combine her knowledge of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with her love of teaching.
Earned her BA in Behavioral Science at National Louis University. She also has an Associate’s degree in Recreation Therapy. Her previous experiences include 2 years as a Program Coordinator as SWSRA, 4 years working with high-risk pre-k students, and 12 years with the School Association for Special Education of DuPage County. Vez is proud to bring her passion and valuable experience to Turning Pointe Career College!
What are our students and families saying?
I like going out and learning about the world.
I have learned a lot about myself.
I love the small classes.
I like working in teams now.
Our son is now able to work without a job coach!
I’m more motivated now.
I saw communication improvement early on in the program!
Thanks for pushing thru to the other side, it does my heart good to hear his employer say they love him and want him to work there!
I’ve learned how to be social and make friends.
My classmates inspire me.