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About Lionheart WORKS

Lionheart WORKS is a vocational training program for young adults ages 18 and up with autism and other neurodevelopmental differences who desire a person centered program that prepares and supports them in the workforce. The goal of Lionheart WORKS is to secure sustainable employment by matching participants with their ideal work site while maximizing independence and natural supports on the job.

Our School

The Lionheart School emphasizes relationships, emotional intelligence, abstract critical thinking, problem solving, and social cognition.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate education for children who need a specialized learning environment, therapeutic intervent ions, supported social interactions, and strategies to accommodate their individual profiles.

Our History

Lionheart is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in the year 2000 by a group of parents and professionals who created a supportive and nurturing environment for children with challenges of relating and communicating. Lionheart started in a small cottage on the grounds of the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, and worked diligently to create a model program that focused on each child’s individual differences. In 2010, with the support of families, friends, foundations and the community, Lionheart moved into a new building that was designed specifically for the population.

We accept enrollment requests year-round.
Program Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 3pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm

Robin – WORKS Parent I can't begin to praise the Lionheart WORKS team enough for all they have done. My son has been able to obtain a job at Publix, and has learned new skills in the work place that are going to help him later in life.
– Robin - WORKS Parent
Sarah – WORKS Parent The Lionheart WORKS program is one of the best things we have done for our daughter. She is learning life skills and hands on experiences that will be used for the rest of her life.
– Sarah - WORKS Parent
Theresa Martin – Canine Assistants Words cannot describe the experiences that I have had with our Lionheart WORKS partnership. The young adults that come out to our facility are eager to assist in any way that they can to help us with our mission. They are so kind and loving toward our animals and staff and I am blessed to...
– Theresa Martin - Canine Assistants
Vance – WORKS Participant Lionheart WORKS has made me feel like I can do anything... helped me over the years because it made me realize how important work is but also how to make friends and keeping them, too. My hopes for my future at Lionheart WORKS is to keep moving forward and to work on minimizing mistakes, also...
– Vance - WORKS Participant
Carly – WORKS Participant Lionheart WORKS for me is like an extension of Lionheart and helping me find a job that involves my interests and keeping it in the future should I want to stay there. At WORKS, I learned to keep my cool during my job, find accommodations, how to act professionally and be prepared. That’s what I...
– Carly - WORKS Participant
Monica – WORKS Parent The WORKS program is not cookie cutter they gear everything they do for the students according to the individual. When people specialize in whatever work they perform and apply the compassion and the care, it makes a special gift. I think Jesse is a recipient of that special gift at Lionheart.
– Monica - WORKS Parent
Veanna – WORKS Parent When I think of Jordan, Jada and Lionheart WORKS I think of “Belongingness”.  Lionheart WORKS warm and loving reception of my adult children let me know that they were in a safe environment that was accepting of their special needs and because of that they would be able to thrive.
– Veanna - WORKS Parent
Will – Job Coach Working as a Job Coach at Lionheart WORKS is the most rewarding job I've ever had. Even if I have had a difficult day, I come home feeling inspired and fulfilled.
– Will - Job Coach
Heidi – Job Coach The honor of 6 years’ time to give to the young adults of Lionheart WORKS has not only filled me with joy it has offered me the opportunity to serve, drive, converse, and counsel (and vice versa) each young man or woman. It has made me realize that sometimes the ability to give of yourself...
– Heidi - Job Coach
Jenny – Job Coach Being a Job Coach for Lionheart WORKS is honestly one of the biggest blessings in my life! Working with the participants and the staff is a joy because I am surrounded by kindness, happiness, patience and love every week.
– Jenny - Job Coach
Christine – Job Coach What a great experience it has been to work with Carly and watch her excel. It's very rewarding to play even a small part in guiding her along the way to achieving a goal and to join in the high fives of the successes and help her navigate the challenges and frustrations.
– Christine - Job Coach
Ana – Job Coach  My role changes every year, every month, every week and every day and I LOVE IT! I am grateful to the staff at Lionheart WORKS and to all the participants for reminding me what is important in life: we all deserve to be happy, productive in society, and feel good about ourselves!
– Ana - Job Coach
Beth – Job Coach It has been so gratifying to get to know the young adults in the WORKS program, and I look forward to working with them every week. Over the years I've been a job coach, I have never come away from an afternoon of volunteering and not felt fantastic! I get way more out of those...
– Beth - Job Coach
Katie – Job Coach If you are looking for a humbling and life changing experience, then I highly recommend looking further into becoming a job coach at Lionheart WORKS. I always leave there with a smile on my face. My favorite part of being a job coach is seeing their confidence and independence grow.
– Katie - Job Coach
Rhonda – Job Coach Job Coaching is an opportunity to share my training and experience with young people entering the job market. It brings me gratification knowing that I have helped our participants gain understanding of job obligations, social skills, and, in some cases, strategies to improve job performance. Equally, I greatly enjoy their company, sharing in their successes,...
– Rhonda - Job Coach

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