Prepare for Life

About

 

About Prepare for Life

PrepareforLife

 

 

What Does it Offer?

 

What Does it Offer?

Prepare for Life: An 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: Making Friends and Dating

 

Week Ten: Organization and Time Management Skills

 

Week Eleven: Recreation and Leisure Activities

 

Week Twelve: Community Resources and Ordering at a Restaurant