Life Skills

Program Overview:

Life skills are essential to job functioning, and they must be included in instruction for students with IEP’s. Students possess the potential to live and work in the community if they receive appropriate life skills instruction. However, without this instruction they often fail to hold their jobs. A life skills curriculum approach blends academic, daily living, personal/social, and occupational skills into integrated lessons designed to help students learn to function independently in society.

This program is conducted in group sessions, to a class of up to 12 students within approximately 16 session visits typically running 30-45 minutes. Course instruction will be provided at your local high school for a fee paid for by the school.  This program is for students who plan to utilize their
educational entitlements and stay within school until age 21 for schools within Mercer and Hunterdon counties.

Life Skills instructors provide a myriad of lesson plans, including:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Discovery
  • Career Awareness
  • Advocacy & Relationships
  • Travel & Safety
  • Social Skills Development
  • Knowing Your Community
  • Essential Lifestyle Planning
  • Time Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Job Smart Curriculum