Participants will have their own private room.
Separate residential house for male and female residents. Each residential house will also have a house parent.
Three meals per day are provided.
Braille Milestone 1: Non-Contracted Braille: the client shall know the alphabet, numbers and basic punctuation; the client shall be able to read words and write words utilizing a slate and stylus; the client shall be able to create braille labels.
Braille Milestone 2: Contracted Braille: the client shall read twenty (20) words per minute; the client shall write eight (8) words per minute with a slate and stylus.
Basic Sign: Individuals will learn the manual alphabet “A-Z” and conversational signs.
Communication- to include time telling with clocks and watches as appropriate
Money Management- bill and coin identification; check writing; online payments; checking account management on paper and online
Medical Management- identification; administration of oral, liquid, eye drops, etc…; diabetic needs
Eating –locating plate, glass, utensils; locating food; adding condiments; using a pusher; cutting food;
Clothing –identifying; labeling; laundry
Grooming –makeup; shaving; hair care; nail care; oral care
Personal Items –organization and labeling techniques
Housekeeping –dusting; sweeping; mopping; vacuuming; cleaning mirrors and glass; dishes by hand and automatic dishwashers
Sewing –needle threading(options); 2-hole button; 4-hole button; basic seam; hemming; advanced sewing as requested
Crafting options –as requested- options for the home
Accessing Recipes –low vision user; blind user; multi-disabled individual
Operation and use of appliances –marking and setting stove dial; proper centering techniques; safety; options for marking other than tactile; safety for electric skillets; opening cans
Meal prep –pouring; kitchen organization; spreading; stirring; peeling; cleaning; safety for chopping, slicing, peeling; determining doneness; determining freshness
Grocery shopping –developing a list or access to a list; advocacy when shopping
Kitchen Safety –organization; storing clean and dirty knives; locating electrical cords; cleaning spills; cleaning up glass; carrying and transferring hot items; electrical appliances
Low vision topics:
Sunglasses; lighting; glare reduction; contrast and color
Phone Use- to include apps, text, email, contacts, appointments, writing lists/notes
Basic AT- keyboarding, email, saving files, etc…
Orientation and Mobility:
Travel through an indoor environment only.
Basic Environmental Information gathering techniques, problem solving techniques and self-monitoring through Socratic instructional methodologies.
Instruction in trailing and sighted guide
Support Group/Bible Study
Individuals will learn how to cope with their dual sensory loss.
Indoor recreation options and adaptive games
Indoor exercise options
Individuals will learn how to seek assistance, rights and responsibilities pertaining to their disability.
Individuals will participate in various activities to learn interpersonal and social skills, how to properly utilize Support Service Providers and/or interpreters.
**NOTE: Length of training and cost are subject to change depending on individual’s needs and cost of living.