LAUNCH Employment ServicesAbout Our Academy

LAUNCH Academy at the University of South Florida (Formerly The Learning Academy) is a customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder for employment and/or college. In operation since 2009, LAUNCH Academy was the first program of its kind in the state.

Students join us on campus for two semesters where they are in class four mornings a week, work with a USF student mentor, join different electives, and participate in an Applied Learning Experience (ALE) in the Spring.

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2019 Graduate Outcome Report

  • Specific knowledge of learning style, strengths, and abilities.
  • Specific strategies to set and achieve goals for the future.
  • An authentic college experience with access to USF students, professionals, and activities.
  • An electronic portfolio describing who you are, strengths, and goals.
  • A carefully crafted resume, job and/or college-seeking skills, and a clearly developed path for the future.
  • Enhanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, job search websites, LinkedIn, and more.
  • A certificate of completion from LAUNCH at USF.

View 2019 Graduate Outcomes Report