What is the North Port Life Skills Development Program?
Individuals are invited to come and join a variety of program settings. At Loveland we understand that each individual has a unique and diverse background. We will work with each individual to strengthen and improve their capabilities, and enhance or develop new knowledge, skills, systems, and structures needed to function effectively, work towards sustainability, and achieve goals.
How does it work?
Each month a calendar is sent out for that month’s activities on/off campus. Each individual can plan accordingly for trips they may want to take and activities they might want to participate in.
On Tuesdays we have music therapy on site with everyone’s favorite staff Ken. One of our biggest recreational satisfactions is on Wednesday’s, we go bowling and have some very competitive individuals who take it very seriously.
We provide the opportunity for Art Expression, Life skills (shopping, healthy eating, cooking, hygiene etc.)
Social Skills and Social Activities, The opportunity to work towards achieving a job or going back to school. They will be able to choose what they want to do and what they want to work towards in life.
Why choose Loveland’s North Port Life Skills Development program?
You should choose Loveland Northport ADT because we provide people with disabilities and their families the resources, services and opportunities to be contributing members of their communities, and to achieve the most fulfilling and meaningful lives possible.
We promote the skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining a possible standard of living.
We assist individuals with disabilities to develop and acquire the services and resources, which will allow them to meet their goals for meaningful and productive living.
We aid in the development of each person’s confidence and self-esteem crucial for one’s growth, development and independence.
We assist with the development and nurturing of fulfilling relationships.
What skills are developed in this program?
Life skills to help individuals to become independent and successful
Academic, daily living, occupational and interpersonal skills to help teach individuals to live and work in the community.
Managing finances, counting money and making correct change, keeping to a personal budget and making responsible financial decisions, managing a checking and savings account.
Maintaining a household, performing housekeeping tasks and basic home maintenance.
Maintaining personal needs basic self-care/hygiene physical fitness nutrition and weight
Staying safe at home and out in the community
Healthy Eating, preparing balanced meals and storing food properly.
Achieving Self Awareness
Growing in self confidence
I’d be lost without Loveland In my Life."
“I love coming to Loveland because I get to meet new people and make new friends."
For more information contact:
Sean McLaughlin COO, Loveland Center Venice
(941) 493-0016 ext. 320
Melissa Espino DSP, Team Lead North Port Loveland ADT
(941) 493-0016 ext.101