A Day in the Life at the Davidson Program for Independence

Justice, age 19, is a student in Wayfinder’s Davidson Program for Independence, a residential rehabilitation program for adults 18 and older with vision loss on Wayfinder’s Los Angeles campus. The program teaches independent living skills.

5:00 a.m. – Wake Up

5:30 a.m. – Call Dad and work out while chatting with him

6:00 a.m. – Get dressed and call Grandma

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast in Wayfinder’s cafeteria

8:30 a.m. – Classes start

Classes are typically 1.5 hours and rotate each week. Classes include: Assistive Technology, Braille, Independent Living Skills (cooking, laundry, etc.), Orientation and Mobility and more.

Noon – Lunch break in Wayfinder’s cafeteria

3:45 p.m. – Classes end for the day

Students have free time after classes end.

6:00 p.m. – Optional evening activities (swimming, game night, etc.)

Group Outings:
Justice and classmates have ventured with their instructors from Wayfinder’s main campus to Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach and UCLA. Eventually, instructors will give students directions so they can navigate independently and meet the students at various locations.


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May 9, 2024