Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to support the developmental and educational growth of adolescents and adults who are on the autism spectrum or who face other related issues, in a program that emphasizes social-emotional development as an essential foundation for communication, logical thinking and perspective-taking. Threshold Community Program strives to improve the quality of life for its participants and their families by tapping into each person’s potential to develop relationships, communicate, and problem-solve. Our program provides educational services, mental health counseling, transition support, an independence curriculum, family services and support, and much more.
Threshold Community Program is one of only a few programs in the country that has explicitly embraced Stanley Greenspan’s Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime model as the foundation of its approach. We believe that healthy social-emotional development is the key to success in the social realm, the academic realm, and in the “real world.” The DIR/Floortime model is a broad framework for understanding how development occurs, how emotions relate to learning, and how we can best interact to foster growth in social-emotional and cognitive areas. In addition to using the principles of the DIR model to guide us, we also use a variety of broad teaching approaches and specific strategies to address the individual needs of each adolescent and adult participant.
Directors & Staff
Board of Directors
Threshold Community Program is looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and hard-working individuals who seek to join a community of advocacy and empowerment where contribution and collaboration are priorities. We value experience in disability support, special education, mental health, adolescent and young adult services, creative therapies and social justice work. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits packages and significant vacation time. More importantly, we are a community of dedicated professionals united in our mission of progressive support of marginalized peoples and are an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in exploring career opportunities with us, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Threshold Community Program welcomes counseling interns, student teachers and administrative interns, with start dates at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. TCP invites colleges and universities to collaborate with our staff to train and nurture future counselors, educators and administrators.
As an intern or student teacher at TCP, you are here as part of your undergraduate or graduate education and we want you to get as much out of the experience as possible. Internships and Student Teaching are different from other educational activities in that you are actually embedded in the organization. TCP relies on you to provide essential services to its participants and families for the duration of the field experience.