Meristem is an annual multi-year program dedicated to preparing young adults, ages 18 – 28, on the autism spectrum for a life of greater independence and fulfillment.
Meristem’s program of unique classes and offerings such as, Culinary Arts, Iron Forge, Herbal Arts, Hospitality, Land Stewardship, Movement, Orienteering, Ceramics, Photography/Visual Communications, Recreation, Work Skills, Driver’s Education and internships with community partners target students ’critical skills of focusing, organizing, empathy, regulating emotions, self-monitoring, confronting failure and reflecting upon the process. Each of these skills transfers directly to the student’s long-term goals of college, employment and/or independent living.
Students from across the United States have the option to live in campus dorms during fall, spring and summer semesters working with our Independent Living Skills Instructors to learn valuable skills like, cooking and cleaning or commute throughout the Sacramento region.
Meristem, a non-profit 501c3, founded in 2015 is a unique program dedicated to preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for a life of greater independence and fulfillment. Meristem’s multi-year program serves students ages 18–28. Our residential students come from across the United States. Our day students commute from homes throughout the Sacramento region.