We have designed our Life Skills Class online to support Children and Adults hoping to increase their knowledge and develop life skills necessary for everyday living. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision making, and problem-solving. Through our class, clients will work on communication, healthy lifestyles and relationships. Additionally, we will develop life skills to do with nutrition, personal safety, financial literacy, citizenship, and consumerism.
We focus on developing the following important skills for a successful life:
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Decision making
- Problem Solving
- Effective communication
- Interpersonal relationships.
Our Class Life Skills also helps the child or adults with ADHD or Autism develop their interests and pursue their unique hobbies in education. This all happens with the goal of bettering themselves, enhancing their independence and making connections with others who share similar interests.
Former Client example:
Bob (name changed) was a 35-year-old autistic man. While he had a college degree, he was unable to work and find gainful employment because he had difficulty developing key life skills. I worked with Bob on establishing a relationship with ACCESS VR, a city agency that finds employment for people with disabilities. Over the next two years, I supported Bob as he gained benefits and supportive employment at a city museum. Bob now works twenty hours a week and is a valued member of that museum community. In general, he is very happy to be employed after decades of not feeling like a contributing member of society. Still, Bob struggles with daily tasks and basic living.
He lives with his mother, who is elderly and unable to care for his daily needs of living. Working with Bob to develop life skills, I also helped him establish better eating habits. We set up an account with Amazon and made a list of healthy salads and foods that he could select from each week and have delivered. Other foods were put on auto-ship so that he didn’t have to stress about what to eat and going out to shop every week.
We also worked to find a gym, yoga studio and exercise classes that Bob likes and can easily attend. Now he goes to morning yoga and afternoon spin classes, which support his physical and emotional well-being. The ability to develop life skills has added so many possibilities for Bob.
How You Can Gain Life Skills
If you know someone who needs extra support through a Life Skills Class in New York, please call us for an initial evaluation and special education resource. The Sachs Center works with the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Self Direction program to support its clients with a variety of services. This, of course, includes our life skills class!