Life Skills

Making use of our fully-equipped Life Skills apartment, each participant’s schedule includes activities of daily living (ADLs) as appropriate, from folding clothes to setting the table, emptying the dishwasher, or preparing and serving meals alongside others. All activities help to build peer relationships and reinforce basic skills.

Physical recreation, such as bowling, swimming, yoga, and exercise in the Therapy Room are also part of each individual’s plan.


“From the moment we met Helen, the Center’s Executive Director, we knew that this was the right program for Patrick. We jointly developed a program to address his health in body (swimming twice a week), mind (special outings, reading, vocabulary, specific work assignments like delivering the mail and leading the Pledge of Allegiance) and spirit (music therapy and opportunities to attend Holy Cross Church). Every activity sets Patrick up for success and celebrates his growth.”          Bob Ross, parent