Life Skills Program

January 23, 2014 - Gym 013Life Skills classroomThe Life Skills Program acknowledges the personal benefits derived from independence and feelings of competence in daily living. Keeping in mind the development of the individual as a whole, the Life Skills program uses a variety of simulated environments and teaching/training sessions to provide individuals with opportunities to increase their independent living skills. Life Skill activities will include teaching/information sessions, role playing, demonstrations and hands-on participation. The program offers teaching/training in a wide range of topics including but not limited to:

  • Personal care (hygiene, grooming, appropriate dress)
  • Social interactions (manners, social boundaries, emotional management, friendship)
  • Independent living skills (meal planning and preparation, budgeting, recycling)
  • Good health habits (nutrition, exercise and stress management)
  • Personal safety (appropriate boundaries, stranger danger, and identifying dangerous practices)