The PARClife Young Adult Program provides compassionate, individual, and group ABA therapy focusing on many skills, including daily living, social, and job skills. PARClife
Our Young Adult Program offers natural environment teaching (NET) therapy.
We weave learning and practice into art, music, swimming, yoga, fencing, exercise, cooking, gardening, work experience, and so much more—all within the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex (PARC) and surrounding walkable downtown Plymouth commercial and residential areas!
The PARClife Young Adult Program is offered for individuals with autism and other thinking and learning differences ages 18-35.
Meet Joe MacFarland
Young Adult Program Manager
Joe is a Registered Behavior Technician with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and a minor in psychology. He has 10 years of experience working and volunteering with teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Joe is currently preparing to start his master's degree to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Before joining PARClife Joe worked as a summer camp counselor and group leader, running a Dungeons and Dragons group for autistic teens and young adults.
Joe's focus as a Behavior Technician was implementing therapy in group settings with multiple clients, specifically while learners participated in team activities.
Joe is now the Program Manager for the PARClife Young Adult program.
“My favorite thing about working at PARClife is being able to see the progress being made by each of our learners every day. Whenever they master a skill we've been working on or simply practice doing something independently, that is the most fulfilling thing ever!”