What is the Venice Life Skills Development Program?
Venice Life Skills Development consists of several smaller programs. Participants will have the opportunity to choose a program that closely aligns with their wants and needs for a meaningful day.
How does it work?
The Life Skills Development program is all about personal choice. Participants have the opportunity to choose the “track” that best suits their interests. All tracks spend time in the computer lab, art room, have the chances to cook, spend time in the wellness room and attend off campus opportunities. Each track also covers activities of daily living and the various life skills each participant needs to live the most independent life possible.
Why choose Loveland's Venice ADT program?
Loveland Venice offers a unique program that is able to incorporate a wide variety of opportunities to engage and enrich the lives of our participants. Our participants of varying levels of need are able to come together at Loveland Venice and discover something new about themselves and gain the confidence and pride in all that they can accomplish. We strive for full inclusion and are always looking for ways to expand the possibilities we can offer our participants.
Healthy Living: Participants learn the skills needed to make healthy choices, and participate in exercise programs, sports groups, and healthy eating/cooking.
Community: This track focuses on how to be safe and smart while accessing the community. This program practices travel training – how to use public transportation, how to ensure personal safety while in the community, participate in community volunteer opportunities, and access the community at large for recreation and leisure. This program spends most of its days off property in the surrounding communities.
Vocational: For participants that have a desire for competitive employment but need to continue to build skills; the vocational track focuses on what kind of job you would like, how to gain that job and the skills needed to keep that job. This track also has the possibility of volunteering to practice learned skills.
Performing Arts: In the performing arts track participants learn self confidence through self expression, showcasing their talents on stage and screen. Through music, dance, and drama participants learn how to self-regulate, work cooperatively, and express themselves with confidence and pride.
For participants that require extra assistance in independence programs are also available to suit a variety of needs.
Young at Heart is dedicated to assisting those individuals who are experiencing memory and cognitive difficulties as they age. This program geared towards aging individuals and focuses on retaining skills, assisting in activities of daily living, and encouragement in continued physical activity.
Cornerstone assists individuals with high levels of need to lead the most independent lives possible. Participants with autism and other neurodivergent needs learn the building blocks to independence in a supportive environment with access to a sensory space, a life-skills room equipped with a laundry room, a home set-up style kitchen, and other household areas. Within Cornerstone we are able to support individuals with behavioral challenges in a setting that promotes self advocacy, with areas for decompression and self-calming. Cornerstone promotes trial and error and learning to do for oneself – with staff encouragement all along the way.
Today and Tomorrow promotes the highest level of independence in individuals with complex medical or physical limitations. In our at home setting participants work on activities of daily living, such as laundry skills, feeding oneself, and household chores. Participants have the opportunity to relax in the sensory room, work on computer skills, join in cooking classes and discover new areas of interest in music, jewelry making, mosaic design, exercise programs and more.
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