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 supervision and management
• Individual assessment and educational planning
• Interdisciplinary educational model
• Functional school/community experiences
• Available sensory materials/equipmentIndividualized 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 CDC life skills support program, please contact Susan Mateka, Ed.D., 610-383-7400.
For more information on the cross district life skills support program, please contact Katie Corry, 484-237-5570.