Adult Curriculum for Community, Employment, and Social Skills
Independent Living Skills
The purpose of providing an Independent Living Skills program is to teach students how to live independently. Students will have the opportunity to learn different skills including housekeeping, food shopping, cooking, time management, and many more. Skills may be related to social/ recreational activities such as utilizing leisure time in a satisfying manner, or knowing where to find appropriate social activities/ resources.
Interpersonal Skills: Students will understand how to get along with roommates and learn how to solve conflicts. Students will learn how to communicate appropriately with peers, staff, and co-workers.
Food Management: Students will develop menu planning skills, food shopping, and cooking techniques. Students will learn how to read directions and use measurements. Students will learn about the safety of using a stove and other kitchen appliances.
Housekeeping: Good housekeeping is to maintain cleanness for our health and the environment. Students will assume responsibilities in keeping all items in proper places and understand the use of cleaning chemicals.
Community Resources: Students will learn how to find resources in the community. Staff will provide workshops on different topics including the police department, fire department, and other deaf services. 
Emergency Procedure: Students will learn how to contact appropriate people in case of an emergency. Students will understand different safety tips in maintaining households.
 Caroline Terrant, Residential Supervisor for the ACCESS program