3LPlace Inc.

Learning, Living and Linking Adults with Autism and other Neurodiversities

aka 3Lplace, Inc.   |   Somerville, MA   |  www.3LPlace.org

Mission

We seek to support adults with autism and other developmental challenges to lead meaningful lives in the community. We seek to support adults over the lifespan, beginning with transition from high school to middle age and beyond.We seek to develop best practices/models/content supported by evidence-based research.We seek to share what we develop and discover with the broader community for replication.

Ruling year info

2010

Co-Executive Director

Cassy Wilson

Co-Executive Director

Meghan Montgomery

Main address

3LPlace, Inc. 212 Holland Street

Somerville, MA 02144 USA

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EIN

26-4668957

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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3LPlace Modules

3LPlace offers learning
modules to individuals living with autism and other developmental challenges
through day, evening and weekend programming, with a menu of options that can
be customized to individual and family needs.
 Regardless of what
activity is going on, members at 3LPlace are continuously and simultaneously
working on developing individual skills in the areas of: Creative expressionSelf-awarenessRelationshipsPerson-centered planningExecutive function and critical thinkingOur program is
organized in the following Modules, with intentional overlap between them. 1. DARING TO DREAM
MODULE.
Shared environment where
members engage in imagining and goal development in a framework of creative
exploration and expression.
 Members have daily
opportunities to practice and stretch their creativity in their expressions,
interactions, thoughts, creations, and actions. Taps into the creative forces
of each individual, following their lead on an interest or passion or exposing
them to new areas of creative interest.
 Activities include:
collaborative arts projects and group problem solving; outings or guest
speakers; media-based problem-solving; brain games; improvisation and role
playing; related research projects.
 2. COMMUNITY
MODULE. Why and how we live in a communityWhat we get and what we give to our communityWeaving islands of knowledge and skill into whole tapestry/gestalt.  Activities include: Visiting places where critical and abstract concepts can be made concrete, such as: City Hall, State House, local libraries, JFK Library, using maps to navigate and plan visits.Exploring what’s happening in the world.Digging deeper into familiar landmarks. What is the difference between the MFA and the Museum of Science?Developing new, deeper and more connected knowledge utilizing books, internet, community activities, museums, travel, speakers, and theatre.Striving to put new content in context of the whole – where are we in space? In time? Why do we measure things? Why do we choose to live in societies? 3. WORK AND CAREER
MODULE.
 We consider it essential
that each member has the opportunity to pursue jobs, careers, continuing
education or volunteer activities that are personally meaningful and
interesting.
 We accomplish this by
focusing on each member as an individual, examining their passions and goals,
strengths and challenges, as we support them to explore and develop their
career interests and skills as workers, at their own pace. By taking this
approach, we increase motivation, independence, personal satisfaction, and
self-determination.
 All members participate
in this Module at the level of their individual need, interest and
preparedness.
 Activities include:
Career awareness and
exploration Creating individual “My
Work Profile” (identifies personal goals, passions and interests as well as
needs for training, skills acquisition communication style and regulation.) Work readiness coaching Continuing education Work training Supported employment 4. MIND AND BODY MODULE.
 Active pursuits with
focus on health, mind and body fitness. Activities will include: walks, gym
sessions, yoga, meditation training, martial arts, swimming, skiing and skating
in winter.
 5. LIFE SKILLS MODULE.
 Nutrition, meal
planning, meal preparation, cleanup Dining together
Money math in context of
meal budgeting Travel training in
context of navigating community to shop for groceries Laundry skills Organization and general
cleaning skills 6. RECREATION MODULE (Available now on Saturdays)
Our Recreation Module
focuses on social and recreational activities, taking advantage of the rich
opportunities offered across the Greater Boston area. Outings include museums,
performances, sports events, outdoors activities and more.
 The budget below
represents the cost of developing, implementing, and providing all the modules
that 3L Place offers at present. Of our total budget of $494,000, $425,000 pays
for providing direct services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

The 3LPlace Wiki offers free access to lesson plans, social
scripts and a host of other tools for working with individuals with autism and
other developmental challenges, as well as a place for ongoing discussion and
feedback. The simple, easy-to-use format is similar to Wikipedia.
 Plans and tools explore learning in areas such as critical
thinking, creative expression, career, living in community, relationships,
social awareness and self-awareness, as well as life skills.
 This program is in start-up mode. The budget listed here
represents 3LPlace's cost to support, evaluate, modify, and maintain the Wiki
on an annual basis.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

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Financials

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3LPlace Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Deborah Flaschen

3LPlace

Term: 2015 - 2018


Board co-chair

Maureen Manning

Deborah Flaschen

3LPlace

Liz Beckhardt

Community Volunteer

Bern Haan

Chairman of the Astra Foundation

Robert Beckett

Attorney at Law, partner

Kelsey Grousbeck

Camp Jabberwocky, director of development

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No