Prepare for Life



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What Does it Offer?


What Does it Offer?

Prepare for Life: An Individualized Adaptive Life Skills Course


What is the primary predictor of success for individuals on the Autism Spectrum?

Is it intellectual ability? Could it possibly be the numbers of degrees individuals obtain from post-secondary institutions? Maybe it is the level of parent support or social astuteness demonstrated by individuals? Although all of these are important factors, adaptive behavior skills are considered the single best predictor of adult outcome.

You might ask….what are adaptive life skills? These are the real life skills that most of us begin to learn in our households at a young age and continue to master many of these skills well into adulthood. They include grooming, dressing, safety, shopping for groceries and clothes, making friends, transportation skills, cleaning and other household skills, ability to work and last but not least money management.

Prepare for Life is a 12-week course that directly teaches and practices these skills. Each of the weekly two-hour classes involves assessment; direct teaching of the skill and opportunities to practice the skill in the appropriate context. Homework involves activities that incorporate newly developed skills into daily life.

Week One: Organization and Time Management Skills


Week Two: Money Management


Week Three: Transportation


Week Four: Food Management


Week Five: Personal Appearance and Hygiene


Week Six: Health and Wellbeing


Week Seven: Emergency and Safety Skills


Week Eight: Housekeeping Skills


Week Nine: Socialization and Friendship


Week Ten: Relationships and Dating


Week Eleven: Recreation and Leisure Activities


Week Twelve: Community Resources and Ordering at a Restaurant