Over a billion people live with a disability of some kind, making disabled people the largest minority group in the world. While some disabled people will require lifelong care of some kind, our team at Vocational Solutions of Henderson County believes all disabled individuals deserve to maximize their independence. Even if a disabled person can’t live alone, they should still be able to do as much as they can for themselves.
Our team offers a variety of life skills training programs to help adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities learn to master important aspects of daily life. In this article, we’ll provide information on the specific skills we teach in our training programs so you can decide if the classes are right for you or your loved one.
- Self-Care – One area we focus on in our life skills training programs is self-care, which includes things like dressing, bathing, hygiene, and other activities of daily life. We also teach our students the importance of exercise and healthy eating, and we provide advice on how to incorporate both into their routines.
- Daily Living – Our life skills training classes cover other essential life skills, such as personal safety and using transportation. In addition, we teach our students computer and phone skills to help them communicate with family, doctors, teachers, companies, and more. We also provide instructions on effective housekeeping to allow our students to keep their homes clean.
- Finance – At our life skills training classes, we also spend a significant amount of time on money skills. We teach our students things like how to make a budget and how to shop for groceries, clothes, and other goods. Our students also learn how to access their online accounts and how to read financial statements.
- Cooking – We also offer more specialized cooking classes to teach our students the basics of preparing meals. This is an important aspect of daily life, and learning how to cook for themselves helps build confidence in our students and helps prepare them to maximize their independence.