Wayfinder’s LIFE Institute offers instruction for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired. The program is ideal for youth who would benefit from foundational skills or advanced training in areas that lead to independent living and employment. The current program will run from July 6-31.
Over the course of four weeks, students learn remotely about career Exploration, independent living skills, assistive technology, and workplace communication. Each topic is six hours of instruction per week. Students can attend a single training topic, all training topics, or a combination of training topics based on their needs.
All training topics have specific learning objectives and deliverables, and are offered via phone and video conferencing based on each client’s ability to use technology.
The four-week program offers trainings in the following topics, combining two group trainings per week (2-hours each) with individualized follow-up sessions 1:1 to provide individualized attention and ensure the student meets their specific learning objectives.
- Foundations of Career Exploration
- Independent Living Skills (ILS): Workplace Readiness Training
- Assistive Technology (AT): Workplace Readiness Training
- Workplace Communication Skills & Etiquette
When: LIFE Institute program runs July 6-July 31
Who: For students ages 16-21 years old (up to 22nd birthday)
How: Students may be authorized for a single training topic, all topics, or a combination of training topics based on their needs.Those wishing to attend must first contact their Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Counselor to discuss authorization of services.
For LIFE Institute Enrollment:
Diana Cortez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern California Program Manager
For Information about curricula:
Rob Schulenburg, email@example.com
Director of Transition Services
June 15, 2020