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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10
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
1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10
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
1, 4, 5, 6
The students gain valuable post-secondary, employment and independent living skills; they are learning and don't even realize they are learning.
The students who are participating in the program cannot wait to go every day.
MyCIL is making a big difference in the lives of our students. The staff has been wonderful to work with, and their professionalism is outstanding!
~ Teri Mokay, Transition Teacher, North Pocono High School
We particularly like how MyCIL’s professionals have come up with special projects that allow these kids to get involved in the community and become contributing members of society.
~ Janet and Bill - Parents