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Life Skills Program

Post Secondary Education - Life Skills Program Some people with learning disabilities need more intensive services than a community college, university, or vocational-technical school can offer. Life Skills programs are post-secondary educational programs that help young people learn skills needed for independent living.

These programs are provided in a residential setting and often offer training in:

 

  • Life skills
  • Workplace literacy
  • Social skills development
  • Vocational and career exploration and training
  • Time management
  • Banking and budgeting.

 

Independent Living Centers are nonprofit, community-based agencies that help people with disabilities achieve and maintain self-sufficient lives within the community. Services offered include advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training, and peer counseling.

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