Have You Heard the News???

 Creative Approach Development Center has teamed up with Sandra L. Thompson & Associates for an exciting new project titled Entrepreneur Discovery. The program is intended to provide neurodiverse students and young adults with information, tools, and resources to turn their passions, skills, and talents into a small business. The two developed the program to address an ongoing problem they noticed in their communities where students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and diverse learning needs are completing high school without a proper plan. This group of students is often left out of discussions about college and universities and many chose not to pursue that post-secondary path because of challenges they experienced in school. This program was developed because both Ms. Sandra Thompson and Dr. Z recognize there are many avenues for post-secondary success and as established entrepreneurs themselves, know starting a small business has many advantages. The exciting new program will officially launch in July 2022 as a two-week interactive summer camp followed by industry-focused courses and workshops beginning this fall….more info

New Workshops & Training for 2022

Beginning March 2022, there will be a variety of new workshops and training opportunities for caregivers, self-advocates, neurodiverse learners, educators, and providers. These classes and courses will be provided in various ways which include in-person, online groups, webinars, and online work at your own pace.

There will be many topics to choose from based on your role and needs. Examples include understanding dual diagnoses, creating supportive environments and systems to decrease challenging behaviors and increase independence, strategies to increase independence and overcome barriers, and techniques for educators and providers to help them modify supports for patients and clients with disabilities and mental health challenges. Info about upcoming classes will be shared here on the website, on the Creative Approach Development Center social media pages, and for those who sign up below, directly to your inbox! Sign up today to stay informed. 

Did you know?

Dr. Levi-Shackleford specializes in providing services and supports to those without a diagnosis who are simply in need of assistance with creating new systems as well as those diagnosed with:

  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)


  • Anxiety 

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Depression

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Down Syndrome

  • Dual diagnoses (IDD and mental health disorder)

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Pica

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)

  • and more

Get in touch today to get started!

Phone: 804-876-2115

Email: Info@CreativeApproachOnline.com

How can Creative Approach Development Center Help You?

  • Behavior Modification 

  • Academic supports to assist with organization, study skills, future planning, & time management

  • Homeschool setup & consultations (for students with and without disabilities)

  • Special education consultations  

  • Parent workshops 

  • Teacher & Provider Workshops & Group Training

  • Resources 

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