Minnesota Life College (MLC), located in Richfield, Minnesota, is a not-for-profit, vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.
1. a synonym for awesome, amazing, friendly, energetic, supportive.
2. MLC Student of the Month
MLC asked staff to describe Collin Brusnahan and received a wide array of answers. Above is one of the more creative entries. Several staff members described Collin as a good friend who loves a fun party. Others praised his self-advocacy skills. Others still identified him as an adventurous traveler. I recently had a conversation with Collin to learn more about Minnesota Life College's April Student of the Month.
John Lighty, our April Graduate Spotlight, has been a part of Minnesota Life College for nine years. Read more to find out how he (and the college) have changed since he started as an undergraduate student.
As a lot of parents and guardians can attest, young people on the autism spectrum have very active imaginations. Just because we weren't necessarily "playing pretend" with other kids at an early age doesn’t mean a lot of ideas weren't flying around inside our heads. Parents can make efforts to utilize that creativity in a social setting with some specific activities. Here are a few ways people of any age can connect with others through their wild imagination: