Summer 3-Week Skills Academy Program

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June 24, 2018 (All day) to July 13, 2018 (All day)
Northeast Building
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Grades 6-12: Teenagers who are visually impaired face a wide array of situations in school, at home, and on the job where they must utilize problem solving, teamwork, personal management, and specialized skills. The three-week residential program offers intensive skills training, socialization and recreational activities and opportunities to improve self-confidence.

Training areas and activities include:

  • Increase self-awareness and improve self-esteem through understanding of personal strengths and limitations
  • Food preparation from start to finish (i.e. menu planning, shopping, preparing, serving, and cleaning up)
  • Introduction to personal finances (i.e. basic money management, banking)
  • Personal care skills (i.e. grooming, eating, hygiene skills)
  • Functional communication skills (i.e. handwritten signature, typing, keyboard skills, braille)
  • Home management skills (i.e. laundry, cleaning, organization skills)
  • Career planning resources
  • Orientation & mobility skills
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Community experiences (i.e. independent shopping and resources exploration)
  • Leisure and recreational activity planning and experiences (i.e. swimming, horseback riding, canoeing)

Questions

Patrick Ryan
Supervisor of Short Courses
617-972-7812
Patrick.Ryan@Perkins.org

Event Date: 
June 24, 2018 (All day) to July 13, 2018 (All day)
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