• Life Skills Support

    This Life Skills Support program provides a continuum of services for students, ages five through 21, whose social/behavioral skills are developmentally delayed.  At the lower elementary level, programs focus on self-help and readiness skills; the upper elementary level focuses on the acquisition of academic skills; the middle school level focuses on pre-vocational and practical work skills; and the high school level focuses on community-based vocational programming, independent living and recreational/leisure skills.

    The primary goal of this program is to develop each student's cognitive, social, motor, behavioral and vocational potential to increase independent functioning.

    Program Features:

    • Program supervision and management
    Individual assessment and educational planning
    Interdisciplinary educational model
    Functional school/community experiences
    Available sensory materials/equipment Individualized instructional computer applications
    Behavior management systems
    Special Olympics support (optional)
    Transitional programming at the secondary level
    Staff development/training
    Preparation for independent living

    Instruction is provided in the following areas:

    Planned courses - functional academics
    Daily living skills
    Social and behavioral skills
    Pre-vocational/vocational/community-based experiences
    Inclusionary programming

    Health and support services provided in the basic program include:

    Psychological assessment
    Consultative and transition services (not inclusive of vocational exploration/assessment and job  coaching)

    Related services not included in the basic program cost but available at an additional cost include:

    Speech and language therapy
    Occupational and physical therapy


    For more information on the cross district life skills support program, please contact Lisa Tzanakis, 484-237-5212.