Hamlet \ham-let'|- A small village
“I need a place to develop my dream and where my passion is part of the plan”
When an adult with special needs comes to us and asks, “What's my future?” We tell them, The Hamlet.
The Hamlet Academy is designed to function like a community college, but is structured like a vocational training program. Adults with Autism and other special needs will be able to continue with therapy, education, social skills, and life skills while learning vocational skills of their choice. The students will have the proper individual support and each student will have a schedule that is designed based on their needs. Hamlet Academy will be staffed with professionals and educators who are highly trained to create a stimulating and loving environment for the students.
The Hamlet Plaza will be located in the front of the campus and open to the general public. The Plaza will be a place to enjoy socializing with friends and family, offering shopping and dining; while exploring the creations and unique talents of the adults that will attend Hamlet Academy. The Plaza is part of the vision to provide the students of the Academy a proper learning environment to develop specific job skills. It will also offer employment opportunities to the community as well as to the graduates of the Hamlet Academy. The most important element of the Plaza is that it is a major component in creating the financially self-sustaining environment.
The Acres will be a designated open area that will be located in the back of the campus in conjunction with the Plaza. It will be a place that offers family oriented activities and seasonal events throughout the year for the community to enjoy. The creation of the activities and events will give the students of the Academy hands on learning in many of the departments offered to the students. The Acres will provide endless opportunities for the community to support building futures for adults with Autism and other special needs.
The Hamlet Nursery will be located in the front of the campus and will be open to the general public. The Nursery will be supported by the Academy's Green Thumb Department where students learn to plant, grow, and care for flowers and greenery. The finished products will be sold in the Nursery. The Nursery is one of the components that provides support for the financially self-sustaining environment. There will be employment opportunities for the general public as well as graduates from Hamlet Academy.
The Hamlet Stables will house several horses and provide students of the Academy the opportunity to include horse back riding in their schedules. Under the supervision of a horse trainer, the students will learn to care for the horses as well as having the opportunity to learn to ride. The Stables will be open to the community to enjoy horseback riding lessons and any additional activities the stables might provide.