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June 26, 2022 | 5:00 PM

Summer 3-Week Skills Academy

This three-week residential program offers intensive skills training, socialization and recreational activities and opportunities to improve self-confidence for young adults who are visually impaired, ages 13-22.

Overview

Join us for our Summer 3-Week Skills Academy

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. Ideal for participants ages 13-22.

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)
  • Career planning resources
  • Home management skills (i.e. laundry, cleaning, organization skills)
  • Orientation & mobility skills
  • Functional communication skills (i.e. handwritten signature, typing, keyboard skills, braille)
  • Personal care skills (i.e. grooming, eating, hygiene 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)

Have questions?

Please note that our program specifics subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines. Pleas contact us for more information about any of our Outreach programs.