Our Life Skills Class is designed to support Children and Adults increase their knowledge and skills necessary for everyday living. The course emphasizes goal-setting, decision making and problem-solving, communication, healthy lifestyles and relationships, nutrition, personal safety, financial literacy, citizenship, and consumerism.
The fee is $325 per class for individuals and $100 per class if a group.
We focus on the following important skills for a successful life.
- Critical thinking.
- Creative thinking.
- Decision making.
- Problem Solving.
- Effective communication.
- Interpersonal relationship.
As well, we help the child or adult develop their interests and pursue their unique hobbies — all with the goal of bettering themselves, enhancing their independence and making connections with others who may share similar interests.
Former Client example.
Bob (name changed) was a 35-year-old man with Moderate Autism. While he had a college degree, he was unable to work and find gainful employment. 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 works twenty hours a week and is a valued member of that museum community. He is very for 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 was elderly and unable to care for his daily needs of living. Working with Bob, I helped him establish better eating habits, setting up an account with Amazon and making a list of healthy salads and foods that he could select from each week and have delivered by Amazon. 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.
If you know someone that needs extra support through Life Skills Classes, please call us for an initial evaluation. 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, including our life skills class.