Training Programs for Students on the Autism Spectrum

 


Elite Animation Academy is a training service provider of Autism Shifts for students interested in Traditional and Digital Animation. Parents & Students can choose Elite Animation Academy’s 9 month Digital Media or a 3 year Animation Training Program Track. Along with the Employment Ready Course offered with Autism Shifts we offer a complete training program for the Adult Student diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum . Please read below for more program details. Introducing – “Pathways to Employment for Adult Students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum“, Elite Animation Academy is proud to partner with Autism Shifts and look forward to providing students training in Animation and Digital Media Training. Autism Shifts offers the Employment Ready Course designed for students post high school (18+) . Autism Shifts is a 501 (c) 3 local  non profit organization. Elite Animation Academy is  a private, for profit vocation school, not a college. Elite Animation Academy specializes in preparing the High Functioning Autistic Adult Students training in Digital Media and Animation.

For financial assistance – please view these resources – FINANCIAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

“Pathways to Employment for Adult Students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum”

Elite Animation Academy – Program Information please call (813) 321-3939

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL MEDIA – 9 MONTH TRAINING PROGRAM

This program consists of three (3) courses in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

 

COURSE ONE Illustrator Syllabus

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software, used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video and mobile. Learn and master Adobe Illustrator with hands-on Illustrator training courses. Our Adobe Illustrator training courses are task-based and focus on real-world uses and challenges individuals face in their day to day work environments.

Adobe Illustrator gives designers flexible drawing and typography tools to create vector art used for the following:

  • Graphics
  • Illustrations
  • Logos

COURSE TWO Photoshop Syllabus

Adobe Photoshop is the predominant photo editing and manipulation software on the market. Its uses range from the full-featured editing of large batches of photos to creating intricate digital paintings and drawings that mimic those done by hand. Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image editing software, and is used worldwide by photographers and graphic designers to perfect their digital images. Adobe Photoshop lets you enhance, retouch, and manipulate photographs and other images. Photoshop allows you to transform your images to the workings of your imagination and showcase them for the world to see.

Adobe Photoshop is photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals which can do the following:

  • Creative Control for 2D and 3D Image manipulation and compositing
  • Video Editing
  • Image Analysis

COURSE THREE InDesign Syllabus

Adobe InDesign is a professional desktop publishing application you lets you create stunning page layouts, creative print media, e-books and other digital publications faster and more efficiently. InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals, and print service providers.

 

With Adobe InDesign you can create creative print media such as:

  • Posters
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books

In addition, Adobe InDesign allows you to create e-books and other digital publications, and is easily adjusts for multiple pages sizes, screen sizes, and orientations. It is a great tool for designers, advertisers, and publishers to master.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANIMATION  – THREE YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM

Elite Animation’s mission is to provide the highest quality education with top industry experts in the Art of Animation to students around the world. We strive to offer a unique, engaging and innovative animation programs, bringing real life experiences to the classroom and providing students with the tools to maximize their marketability and increase their opportunities for job placement and advancement in various industries, not just Entertainment Elite Animation’s vision is to become the best Animation Academy in Florida and virtually the world, teaching students from basic levels to advanced, the wonderful art of Animation. We have the reputation of developing the artistic gift of our students whether for their personal interest or a professional lucrative future.

Animation – Three Year Training Program

 

Autism Shifts Training Center

5215 WEST LAUREL STREET SUITE # 100

TAMPA, FLORIDA 33067 – (813) 251-2787

 

The Autism Employment Ready Course was designed to help individuals diagnosed with Autism and related diagnosis age 18+ (post high school) prepare to enter the workforce.  Oftentimes, it’s the lack of understanding of themselves, the diagnosis of Autism and soft skills (social interactions, communication, etc.) that keeps young adults and adults diagnosed with Autism from attaining and retaining meaningful employment (hence the current 90% unemployment rate).  We believe that it’s having the skills that students learn in this course, plus specific job skills that will lead our students to successful employment.

Employment Ready Training Program

The vision of Shifting the outcome for those diagnosed with Autism came through Vicky Westra, who is the mother of a young adult who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. After 20 plus years in Corporate America, Vicky left her senior leadership role to develop this unique program. By joining the shift, you can be a part of changing the outcome for those diagnosed with Autism and shift the perspectives people have about the capabilities of those diagnose

Join our Journey to develop people with Autism’s “Uniqabilities” so they can live, work and play in our inclusive communities. 

 

 

The goal of the program is to shift the outcomes that exist today for people diagnosed in 4 key areas

EMPLOYMENT • INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY • INTEGRATION

 

AUTISM TODAY

Despair / Fear / Stigma

Autism Shift – Hope/ Joy / Empowerment

90% Unemployment Rate

Autism Shift – 90% Employment Rate

70% Dependent Living Rate                                        

Autism Shift – 70% Independent Living Rate

Little to No Community Integration

Autism Shift – Full Community Integration  

 

The Autism Employment Ready Training Program that helps to overcome the challenges faced by people with autism, including modules such as: learning and interpreting social cues, teamwork and multi-tasking skills, strengthening communication skills, emotional and social awareness which all lead to self-confidence and empowerment. 

This vision will entail involvement from four key groups:

1.  Young Adults with Autism –Will learn job skills that match their unique talents and abilities and then be matched to local internship and employment opportunities with local businesses.  At the same time, through the Co-Living Center, they will learn the skills necessary to live independently.

2.   Parents/Caregivers – Will receive education/training to promote an environment that will maximize the success of their loved one with autism.

3.   Businesses – Will receive education/training to become ‘Autism-Ready’ and successfully employ young adults with autism

4.   Community at Large – Will receive education/training about Autism and the shift we can create to better serve the Autism Community.

“Developing Young Minds Through The Art of Animation ®”