Project ASCEND: (Autism Specific Community Entering New Directions) is located in Stratford. The site is designed to serve young adults with Autism and help guide the transition through young adulthood. The program continues the development of communication, practical life and social skills with emphasis on community involvement, volunteer activities and individual life skill curricula. Sensory equilibrium is also important to our individuals and ASCEND aims to achieve harmony through expressive arts, music, dance, and other sensory focused activities. The underlying theme of this program is to encourage independence and empowerment while transitioning through the challenging phase of young adulthood.