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.