Create and rehearse daily routines such as personal daily hygiene, proper nutrition, exercise, getting dressed, table manners, dealing with common illnesses such as a cold, managing stress, etc.
Transition from being a youth to being a contributing member of society by developing skills such as looking and applying for a job, interviewing, understanding job requirements, etc.
Daily Living Skills
Develop practical living skills such as safety, finding information (internet), traveling (reading a map), home care (housecleaning), money skills (bank accounts), shopping, etc.
Focus on social skills and safety as children gain experience in different community environments.
Leisure and Recreational Skills
Encourage and guide children to use their talents as they establish important job skills.
Apply visual communication methods such as recognizing symbols, reading maps and signs, navigating the internet, etc., to help children make important day-to-day choices.
Teach children to count money, tell time, manage personal budgets, measure and understand volume, etc., to improve real-life decision-making skills.
Expose children to the workforce where they will have the opportunity to directly apply job-related behaviors and emphasize good work habits such as following directions, being punctual, understanding authority and working as a team.
Prepare children to apply skills in a variety of different business experiences from creating a shopping list to using money to purchase goods at the grocery store.
Cooking and Laundry Skills
Learn and apply more in-depth daily living skills and chores, such as cooking and laundry skills. This not only establishes a responsibility for routines and organizational skills but also sets a foundation for self-sufficiency.