Enrollment InfoEverything you need to know to enroll a participant
How EFWT Enrollment Works
Upon admission to EFWT, participants are assigned to one of three groups: Hudson House, Quincy House, or Willow House. These groups are assigned on social interests, available space, and staffing ratios rather than ability or exceptionality.
Our smaller focus groups encourage deeper social connections with other program participants, provide more opportunities for engagement, and create a sense of community. All groups engage in the same activities, however they typically occur on different days. Each house has a calendar of events for the month.
Participants gain enrichment through a variety of programming options. Our monthly calendars reflect a wide range of activities such as cultural field trips, social skills classes, lessons in America Sign Language (ASL), health and wellness recreation, volunteer opportunities, art lessons, culinary arts, organic gardening, Fashion Club, Glee Club, and much more.
Through purposeful engagement, participants learn The EFWT Way: Excellence, Friendship, Worth, Teamwork.
Criteria for Enrollment
Participants attending The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee must meet all five areas of our criteria.
- Be at least 10 years old.
- Exhibit independent self help skills (i.e. toileting, feeding without assistance, appropriate restroom conduct).
- Follow simple instructions and participate in activities with minimal staff assistance.
- Display established social maturity to the degree that they are able to interact appropriately with fellow participants.
- Have physical, cognitive, and medical needs that do not require one-on-one assistance.
Exceptions to criteria will be considered if participant attends with an aid. Aids must have prior approval from the Executive Director of EFWT.
There will be a 30 day evaluation period to determine if our program is a good fit for participants.
Fees vary depending on services provided. Additional fees may include special events and/or field trips.
All participants need to complete an enrollment form and pay the supply fee for each program period. If new to EFWT, please review our criteria before contacting us for an admissions interview. To arrange an admissions interview, please call (901) 387-5002.
If you still have questions or to set up an admissions interview, please contact us.