One of the key features of our vocational training and personal development program includes training activities. Such activities might include cooking classes, shopping, dining, educational tours, or wilderness explorations. These activities might seem like fun and games, but they can truly help adults with disabilities with their personal development. Here’s how.
- Teach functional life skills: Activities like cooking classes and shopping are effective for personal development because they can teach functional life skills. Not only can it help adults with disabilities gain useful cooking skills and shopping tips, but it can also help them learn how to manage their time and multitask in differently paced environments. These skills can be very useful in the career world.
- Teach social skills: Experiences like dining can teach social skills, like how to interact with others and engage in social settings. This is a key part of personal development, as participants will need to learn how to communicate clearly with both superiors and associates in the work environment.
- Pique interests: Educational tours and wilderness explorations can also help an adult with a disability find a new interest outside the home. Perhaps they will find a new passion for something in nature or on an educational tour that could help us better direct their supported career path.
As you can see, the main objective of our activities and experiences in our personal development programs is to maximize independence and improve the quality of life for participants. You will easily be able to see these developments by the end of the course. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.