PRACTICAL LIVING SKILLS
New Beginnings for tomorrow addresses practical living skills for everyday life. This training area focuses on clients practicing laundry, cooking, cleaning, bed making, vacuuming, and dusting. Clients Cancelwill be involved in community-based experiences by going to supermarkets and purchasing items to prepare and serve meals "family style". Clients will also improve telephone skills by making appointments, placing take-out orders, and calling friends and family members.
Recreational activities are offered and created to enhance the client’s daily life experiences. Some of the services available to the clients are art, music, and physical fitness. The clients can also access these services in the community by visiting museums, attending concerts and local fitness classes at a gym facility.
Recreational activities also include hands-on production of crafts made from woodwork and clay that also meet the clients’ interests and lead to exposure to craft fairs and flea markets. All areas of programming emphasize the enhancement of social interactions and create a total life experience.
The clients of the New Beginnings For Tomorrow program will participate in community-based experiences where they are able to generalize the concepts to real-life situations. Community-based experiences include but are not limited to, visits to local supermarkets and stores, banks, restaurants, post offices, public transportation, and many more.
Autism represents a wide spectrum of individual strengths, interests, and aptitudes. New Beginnings For Tomorrow offers support and services which adapt to meet the changing needs of each of our clients. This flexible approach allows each participant to gain independence and use support as needed.
Technology is used daily to support communication, behavior, life skills, and vocational skills. Technology such as iPads, tablets, and laptops help to promote successful independence for our clients.