About The Guild

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About The Guild


Our mission is to meet our members with reverence and compassion for who they are and to support their unique unfolding by providing community, individual paths to employment, and vocational and artist-guild training.

About The Guild

Established in 2013, The Guild offers post-secondary education, as well as vocational and artist guild training for young adults (18 years of age or older) who may have Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, or other intellectual differences. Our day program also focuses on the continued development of life skills for greater independence both at home and in the community.

Additionally, we offer continued academics that focus on skills needed for greater independence and personal enrichment, such as money and time management, resume writing, book clubs, and creative writing. The post-secondary education program is tailored to the individual ability level and interests of each Guild member.

Embedded in our program is the ongoing strengthening of daily life skills, including housekeeping, wellness and self-care, social and human relationship skills, healthy cooking and baking, and goal-setting.

Our vocational training prepares our members for the workforce through continued discovery and development of individualized interests and skill sets. Members may participate in vocational training internships through our Job Exploration program, where members gain professional development skills at local businesses within the community.

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The Guild is a licensed Medicaid provider that accepts the NOW, ROW and Supports Waivers. Oftentimes we have a waitlist for waiver recipients. Individuals interested in placing their name on our waitlist should contact the Enrollment Director at [email protected] or by calling 504-524-5955.

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Programs & Curriculum

The Guild focuses on continued life skills that each individual needs for greater independence both at home and in the community.

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The Guild accepts applications on a rolling basis.

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Volunteer at The Guild

We are always excited to have new volunteers at The Guild!

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