To assist our young adults in making the transition to adulthood, care has been taken to create a schedule and environment that feels less like high school and more like an adult work or program environment.
CURRICULAR FOCUS AREAS:
Independent Living Skills
- To assist our young adults in making the transition to adulthood, care has been taken to create an individualized schedule that feels less like high school and more like an adult work environment. Instruction focuses on life skills such a meal planning and preparation, health and safety, public transportation skills, money management, recreation skills, and communication skills.
- Vocational training is important to increase each student’s independence. Most job placements are in the community. Job coaches support student growth in work completion, work behavior, communication skills, following directions, problem solving, and much more.
Accessing the Community
- Students participate in community-based instruction to practice a variety of independent living skills. Students are in the community several times a week accessing a variety of settings.
- Public transportation training
- Grocery Shopping
- Field Trips
- Workouts at the YMCA
- Other Outings (e.g. Costco, Target, Library, bank)