Independent living and employment skills for youth and young adults with disabilities
Overcome life challenges with guidance and support from our professional counselors
Master the art of cooking and the basics of food preparation and kitchen safety
Learn how to manage your income, spending, savings so you have lifelong financial security
Solidify long-term arrangements such as housing, health insurance, caregivers, and more
Learn tips to help you stay safe in any environment, including basic self-defense and how to get help
Educate yourself on practicing safe sex, building a positive body image and protecting yourself from exploitation
Become a confident, independent, self-determined individual with our training
Master the art of navigating social situations and making friends
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:
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.
Our Rec Club provides an opportunity for peers to connect and build social skills in a comfortable environment. Participants attend monthly community events including bowling, movies, Cedar Point trip, festivals, and local sporting events. You must be a participant in Life Skills to join Rec Club.
“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.”
The Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio
“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.”
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.