Our ILS services are exclusively for adults over 18 years old with developmental disabilities who would like to enrich their life skills to enable them to live independently. We provide thorough instruction, modeling and role-playing to strengthen the life skills necessary for our consumers to successfully reach independence.
- To enhance the individual’s social skills and their interactions with their families, work environment and community at large.
- To develop the consumer’s ability to promote their own health. He or she learns balanced nutrition, adequate personal hygiene, medical and dental care, safe household environment, and First Aid and CPR.
- To train consumers with special needs on household management including cleanliness of the home, appropriate use of household appliances, securing housing, home budgeting, etc.
- To encourage in our consumers self-advocacy in accessing community resources.
- To support academic and vocational development from signing up for classes, preparing for GED, training on money exchange, basic math and literacy.
- To stimulate a meaningful active life through exercise and work. We help them to design the routine of physical activities and discuss it with medical providers. Also, we assist them in searching for a job or maintaining their current job.
- To train the consumer in effective self-management methods, including anger management, stress reduction and conflict resolution skills
AFW’s ILS Services
- Are exclusively for
- Adults 18 years old and older.
- Consumers of any Bay Area Regional Center.
- Individuals with a Developmental Disability.
- Provide effective in-home training through face-to-face, one-on-one ILS.
- Offer training in all skills necessary for a person to live independently. See our list of specialized areas of education below.
- Are individualized for each consumer through a thoroughly developed Individual Service Plan (ISP) that addresses their dreams and goals, as well as our recommendations.
- Emphasize early intervention, preparing consumers while they live with a relative in order to learn sufficient skills that secure safe steps towards living on their own.
- Meet specific court requirements by utilizing interventions that support consumers in that regard.
- Support consumers by focusing on enriching life skills within their best abilities.
- Are cost effective to Regional Center and free for consumers.
Specialized Areas of Education
- Health promotion, and exercise
- Behavior management and emotional regulation
- Conflict resolution
- Anger Management
- Domestic Violence
- Injury prevention
- Safe sex
- Hygiene and self-care
- Transportation skills
- Community access
- Employment readiness
- Financial management and budgeting
- Development of social support systems
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