New Directions Student Testimonial: Independent Film Writer/Producer
Dr. Drew Rubin, Executive Director of New Directions for Young Adults (NDFYA) interviews NDFYA student Michael Gimson, who talks about his experience with the program. He discusses how NDFYA helped him get his first paying job (and how his volunteer work helped him get that job), the NDFYA programs that helped him with his social skills and manners, shopping and nutrition.
A film about Michael’s life and experience with autism was documented in a feature film, “Dreaming in Autistic Colors.”
New Directions for Young Adults, or NDFYA, is a transitional independent living program that helps young adults get on the road to a healthy independent life. We are dedicated to helping young adults achieve their short and long-term life goals. With the help of New Directions, many young adults who previously failed to thrive are achieving independence for the first time in their lives.