Life Skills


Independent living and employment skills for youth and young adults with disabilities

Independent Living Skills Training


Benefits Counseling

Benefits Counseling

Overcome life challenges with guidance and support from our professional counselors

Cooking

Cooking

Master the art of cooking and the basics of food preparation and kitchen safety

Financial Management

Financial Management

Learn how to manage your income, spending, savings so you have lifelong financial security

Future Care Planning

Future Care Planning

Solidify long-term arrangements such as housing, health insurance, caregivers, and more

Personal Safety Skills

Personal Safety Skills

Learn tips to help you stay safe in any environment, including basic self-defense and how to get help

Sex Education

Sex Education

Educate yourself on practicing safe sex, building a positive body image and protecting yourself from exploitation

Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy

Become a confident, independent, self-determined individual with our training

Social Skills

Social Skills

Master the art of navigating social situations and making friends

Next Steps Summer Program

Preparing you for life after high school

June 18 - July 25, 2019


Our five-week summer program will boost your independence and develop the leadership skills you need to succeed. Upon completing the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Create an impressive resume and sharpen your interview skills
  • Master how to dress, what to say, and how to conduct yourself in a professional setting
  • Manage everyday tasks, such as cooking and doing laundry

The program will take place at the University of Toledo, with partnerships from the University of Toledo and the Toledo Rotary’s Disability Service Committee.

Employment Skills Training

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  • “Branden was professional with everyone at the agency. He interacted well with staff and was a great part of helping staff with tasks such as scanning, copying and filing. He was willing to take on any project and did each project well! The staff at the Epilepsy Center enjoyed the time Branden spent here and look forward to seeing more success for Branden as he moves on to the next step in his future.”

  • “Our organization takes great pride in fostering the intern’s skill set so that they can reach the “Next Step” in their journey to independence and adulthood.”

Employment Skills Training

Everything you need to know about landing
a job and building your career


Our employment skills programs help individuals obtain a post-secondary education leading to competitive employment. Training includes interest testing, career exploration, mock interviews, job shadowing, volunteering opportunities, and soft-skills coaching.

Employment Skills Training