Developing functional skills for maximum independence.
Our transition program is part of our Academy and is for individuals 14-21 years old. It aims to help students develop functional life skills for improved independence.
All transition students are assessed using the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) to help inform the creation of individualized goals for their individualized learning plan (ILP).
During the program students rotate through intentionally designed environments that facilitate learning different skills.
Our transition program is similarly structured to our Adult Day Treatment (DTA) program which fosters a smooth transition to the adult program if desired.
Home Ec Lab
While in this environment students participate in activities in the areas of garden, laundry, bedroom, cooking, kitchen, and shopping skills.
While in this environment students participate in activities in the areas of art, sensory exploration, hygiene, survival signs/first aid, social skills, turn-taking games, and personal information.
While in this environment students participate in activities in the areas of computer, community helpers/knowledge, office, building, fine motor, money, and time skills.
Transition Program Garden
Our Transition Program has taken on a new garden project. The students have the opportunity to learn about different plants and what grows best in Arizona and develop hands on gardening skills in our accessible garden boxes. Here two of our program leads show off their green thumbs!
“My son has been in the Transition classroom for the past couple of years. It has been so good for him. Previously he was in a special ed classroom at a regular high school where he was not taught any life skills that would help him in his daily life. He was bored and acting out. The transition class at LIFE has been amazing at helping him progress in these daily living skills — from self-care such as brushing his hair and teeth, to using a swiffer, to social skills, to ‘buying’ things at the grocery store. He has grown so much in this class. The class gave us a bridge that we needed, but didn’t know existed before. It is sad to have him graduate and move on from the class. The team is incredible and cannot speak highly enough of each of them.” – Erin Thomas
TRANSITION PROGRAM LEADERSHIP
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