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Providing Life Skills for Adult Children and Teens

Transitional Skills Program

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Learning Modules

Module 1    Social Interaction

Module 2    Dealing With Emotions

Module 3    Problem Solving

Module 4    Self-Advocacy

Module 5    Building & Maintaining Friendships

Module 6    Teamwork

Module 7    Self-Care

Module 8    Professionalism

Module 9    School & Family Demands

Module 10  Employment Skills

 

 

Disability and Autism Help

Building the Skills Students Need to Obtain Competitive, Integrated Employments

 

For young adults with any disability, such as autism, social skills can present the greatest challenge. At the Transitional Skills Center, we provide autism help with a strong focus on soft skills.

 

Our immersive program offers students the opportunity to develop these key skills through group interactions, customized one-on-one support and regular outings in our community. With every learning module, we emphasize the importance of communication, offering ways for our students with any disability, including autism, to enhance their social skills.

 

The TSC program helps students with disabilities develop the skills and behaviors that lead to success. Students gain the confidence they need to obtain and maintain competitive, integrated employment.

 

Services Through the Wilkes-Barre District Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

 

MyCIL is an approved provider of independent living services through the Wilkes-Barre OVR. If your student receives services through the OVR, they can benefit from additional services we provide through our partnership.

 

Learn more about the independent living services MyCIL provides in conjunction with the Wilkes-Barre OVR.

 

For Your Student’s Unique Needs and Goals

Flexible Lessons to Meet Unique Needs and Goals

 

We provide lessons at three levels of increasing complexity. This approach allows students to continue growing and refining their independent living skills. From daily living and interpersonal relationships to employment, students can master the skills they need to live their best lives.

 

Developing Life Skills for Adult Children

A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Curriculum

 

We use a research-backed curriculum that addresses real-world challenges and goals. Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum covers three domains. Each domain has various competencies and sub-competencies in addition to learning modules.

 

Real-world Skill Practice for Adult Children

Using Effective Instruction Methods

 

During the program, students engage in daily living activities that involve both abstract and tangible concepts. A key part of our curriculum is community-based learning experiences. Our students have the opportunity to go out into our community and practice the skills they’re developing.

 

Addressing Behaviors Before They Escalate

Individualized Counseling and Support

 

Students can meet with our social worker as needed to help achieve life goals and overcome everyday challenges. Regular meetings can alleviate any concerned behaviors before they escalate into significant issues. The social worker is also available as a resource to families if they have any concerns regarding their loved ones attending the Transitional Skills Center.

Group Facilitation

 

Group facilitation helps students develop vocational, post-secondary and independent living skills through a series of structured activities. We customize the activities based on the domain and individual skill level (Beginner, Immediate or Advanced-Post Secondary/

Vocational Track).

Enhanced Individualized Instruction

 

Through Enhanced Individualized Instruction, your student can further explore the skills they’re working on. By personalizing activities for their unique needs and goals, we can ensure they’re maximizing their fullest potential.

 

If your student is on the employment track, they also get the opportunity to develop key skills for realistic future career options and job interviews.

Community-based Learning Experiences

 

After participants develop skills through practice in our state-of-the-art real-life simulations, they have the opportunity to practice them in the community. During our typical program — five days a week, three hours a day — students are in the community with their peers up to 50% of the week. Students are out locally, either job shadowing or practicing their skills by working at local non-profit organizations and businesses. TSC partners with a wide variety of local businesses and academic programs to provide students with insight into career choices. Students are introduced to our community by visiting sites, such as public transportation, post offices, the court house and city hall.

 

TSC Ventures

 

In addition to community outings, students participate in TSC Ventures, which include TSC is a Latte Fun, TSC is the Balm and TSC is for the Dogs. TSC is a Latte Fun is a mobile coffee cart where students use skills obtained throughout the program, such as social interaction, money management, fulfilling customer orders and distributing prepared baked goods. TSC is the Balm and TSC is for the Dogs provide students the opportunity to engage in both the production and sale of organic lip balms and dog treats.

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Recreation & Wellness

 

Our recreation and wellness component  works with students on team-building and group dynamics. These skills allow students to communicate socially. They are also key skills for success in the workplace. Not only do students enjoy the benefits of exercising, but they also learn about team sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball. In the kitchen we teach how to plan and prepare a healthy balanced diet. The facility offers students a chance to work in both commercial and residential kitchens for those interested in the field of culinary arts.

Hydroponics

 

At the Transitional Skills Center, your student can learn sustainable farming techniques in our hydroponic room and outdoor garden. Through this program, your student can enhance their skills for employment in agriculture. Students learn how to read pH levels, keep records and more. We tie it all together by showing students how to use what they grow in our indoor and outdoor gardens to create delicious meals, right here in our kitchens. It’s the big picture of farm to table.

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Life Skills for Adult Children

Get Your Student on the Path to Independent Living

Curriculum Domains

 

Domain I: Daily Living Skills

 

Competencies of Daily Living Skills:

 

1.  Managing Personal Finances

2.  Selecting and Managing a Household

3.  Caring for Personal Needs

4.  Demonstrating Relationship Responsibilities

5.  Buying, Preparing and Consuming Food

6.  Buying and Caring for Clothing

7.  Exhibiting Responsible Citizenship

8.  Utilizing Recreational Facilities

9.  Choosing and Accessing Transportation

 

Learning Modules:

1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10

Domain II: Self-Determination,
Self-Advocacy & Interpersonal Skills

 

Competencies of Self-Determination,

Self-Advocacy, and Interpersonal Skills:

 

1.  Understanding Self-Determination

2.  Being Self-Aware

3.  Developing Interpersonal Skills

4.  Communicating with Others

5.  Good Decision-Making Skills

6.  Developing Social Awareness

7.  Understanding Disability Rights & Responsibilities

 

Learning Modules:

1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Domain III: Employment Skills

 

Competencies of Employment Skills:

 

1.  Knowing and Exploring Employment Possibilities

2.  Exploring Employment Choices

3.  Seeking, Securing and Maintaining Employment

4.  Exhibiting Appropriate Work Ethic

 

Learning Modules:

1, 4, 5, 6

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Information About the Transitional Skills Center

Resources

 

Downloads

  • About the Transitional Skills Center

    Program Overview

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    Job Shadowing / Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE)

    PDF

     

    Pre-Employment and Transitional Skills Program (PETS)

    PDF

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