Educational Life Skills Program (ELSP)

The Educational Life Skills program serves students with a range of mild to moderate to severe cognitive disabilities and/or physical disabilities including Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and others.  The students receive training in independent living which includes personal health, hygiene, cooking, and problem solving.  The curriculum also includes functional academics such as reading community words, telling time, and using money.  The class participates in frequent community outings to assist them in generalizing these skills.  Eligible students receive speech and language, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and prevocational training services.  The focus of the program is to build as much independence as possible and provide them with the skills necessary to live and work in the community.