Skill Training for Independent Living Experience

Registration for Winter Term 2023

Classes Begin January 10, 2023

Masks and Vaccination Card no longer required

Register Now – Click Here to complete online form. Scholarship information and Health and Safety Form links below.

Make and Take Crafts with Nancy Berge: Come and get creative with us in our arts and crafts class! Craft projects to be announced soon.

Dates: Every Tuesday for 8 Weeks

Starts: Tuesday January 10, 2023

Ends: Tuesday February 28, 2023

Time: 11-12:30 pm

Location: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405)

Cost: $180.64 or Agency Rate

Music Writing and Performance with David Helfand:

Designed for individuals interested in learning to play music instruments, writing and/or performing music as part of a group. Unlocking hidden talents is exactly what he wants to accomplish by bringing these students together, Helfand says.

Dates: Every Wednesday

Starts: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Location: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405)

Cost: $216.73 per 8 classes or Agency Rate

Intro to Adulting with Amy Metzger

Whether moving out of the family home seems exciting or scary to you, the earlier you start to prepare, the better equipped you will be to face the freedoms and challenges of adulthood when the time comes. Intro to Adulting! Is a class designed for students ages 13-17 who wish to start learning and practicing independent living skills in preparation for adulthood in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Seven weeks of classes will broadly cover: Independence Readiness, Money Management, Transportation, Boundaries, and Safety. This class also features a Field Trip into the community to expand upon concepts covered in this class, as well as take-home tools students can customize and keep for future use. Class structure includes: Simple interactive activities and games, occasional worksheets, teacher discussion with students, the use of slides and a projector, reading, speaking, and some writing. There will be a class helper available to all students. If a student needs 1:1 assistance, please discuss this at registration so accommodation can be arranged. This class is sponsored by City of Eugene Recreation, Youth and Teen Empowerment Program Small Grants Fund.

Dates: Every Thursday for 8 Weeks

Starts: Thursday, January 5, 2023

Ends: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Time: 4:15-5:30 pm

Location: Hilyard Community Center (2580 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405)

Cost: Free


Drawing Club with Frank Louis Allen:

Frank Louis Allen is a well know artist who also happens to be on the Autism Spectrum. He hopes to teach a relaxed approach to improving your art practice and overcoming personal challenges to this.

Frank will be using materials and art supplies common in many households: Pencil, crayon, or Pen, Paper or pad, so get them ready! Zoom access information will be provided upon completed registration.

Despite being a successful artist Frank is also legally blind having just 20 degrees of vision. He hopes to show through these lessons that art is a force for growth in us all, and he hopes to help us overcome any anxiety about doing so, whilst also teaching good, solid drawing techniques.

Dates: Every Wednesday

Starts: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Location: via Zoom

Cost: $144.48 per 8 week Session or Agency Rate


Register Now – Click Here to complete online form.

Scholarships are available. Contact for more information.

Online Student Information Health & Safety 2023 Form. This form must be completed by all participants for the 2023 term prior to attending the first class.


PDF printable Student Information form HERE. Mail the completed form to KindTree – Autism Rocks/STiLE, P.O. Box 40847, Eugene, OR 97404.


Contact Us: (541) 525-6651.

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The KindTree-Autism Rocks Skill Training for an Independent Living Experience program (STiLE), functions as an educational program for youth and adults 11 years and older with autism and others with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Established in 2013 to meet a service gap for adults living with autism in our community, the mission has been to provide skill training to encourage community engagement, independence, productivity, creative expression, health, work readiness and independent living. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life, with service and celebration, of individuals with disabilities through advocacy, art, education, recreation and community participation.