The aim of the Life Skills Training Department is to foster self care, independence and a sense of integration into the larger community. All of our training and support services include the following:
- Self-care / Home Economics
- Academics / Budgeting
- Physical Education/ Health and Wellness
- Community access
- Accessing Transportation
- Computer Literacy
- Employability training
- Vocational Skills
- College Work Study
Goals and Objectives
Students will acquire the necessary daily living skills to allow for independent functioning in a variety of environments (home, vocational and community).
Objectives: Students will maintain well-groomed appearance and proper hygiene.
- Students will perform appropriate first aid for minor cuts, burns, and insect bites.
- Students will identify personal medical management needs (prescription, over-the-counter medicine, directions and safety of use).
- Students will verbalize information about the need for regular exercise and proper diet to maintain healthy bodies
Goal#2: Students will complete a series of activities in order to prepare him/her to transition to competitive or supported employment.
Objectives: Student will define interests and abilities related to potential career and job opportunities.
- Students will demonstrate skills necessary to effectively locate, apply, interview and maintain employment.
- Students will identify attitudes and behaviors necessary for job success.
- Students will apply decision-making strategies to job-related issues.
- Students will define transition goals related to competitive or supported employment and training, independent living, and community participation.
- Students will meet with adult service representatives to initiate referral process.
- Students will demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes vocational settings.
- Students will demonstrate positive work habits and attitudes on community-based vocational training.
- Students will complete at least one community-based job training experiences.
- Student’s will self evaluate work behavior in community-based vocational settings
Student will demonstrate self-advocacy skills in order to communicate learning style, academic and behavioral needs.
- Students will communicate with Instructors to seek help, clarify instructions or requirements of academic tasks, and make them aware of accommodations.
- Students will identify impact of behaviors on self and others and how it affects learning.
- Students will accept the consequences of being unprepared for class by discussing such consequences and developing a strategy’s to avoid such problems in the future.
- Students will discuss specific topic behaviors (positive and negative) and their effect on academic classes and/or social performance of self.
- Students will seek guidance/direction when facing new or difficult situations.
Student will demonstrate organization and study skills in order to participate successfully in academic classes.
- Students will show preparation for class by reporting to class on time with necessary materials.
- Students will complete assigned tasks by following oral and written directions.
- Students will complete assigned tasks by beginning within a reasonable amount of time and finishing within a specified time frame.
- Students will demonstrate improved organizational skills by keeping class work orderly.
- Students will demonstrate self-advocacy skills by planning with classroom Instructor for academic and behavior needs.
- Students will accept the consequences of being unprepared for class by discussing such consequences and planning how to avoid such problems in the future.