Lifelong Learning Classes at NSSA’s Adult Services Program

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In the summer of 2018, NSSA started a Lifelong Learning Program as part of its Adult Program. The program is comprised of three main categories: Health & Wellness, Lifelong Learning and Paid or Volunteer Work.
The Lifelong Learning topics have ranged from Basic Communication and Safety Skills to Money Management, Leisure Skills, Agriculture, Independent Living, Employment/Workplace Behavior and more.

These lessons have been taught by Adult Program staff, but this spring they broadened the range of topics and introduced some new classes taught by other NSSA staff members. Among these are:

Fire Safety and Shopping and Paying for Items by Stacey Agosta

lifelong learning fire safety collageInteracting Safely with Infants by Nicole Weidenbaum

lifelong learning infant safety 1 collage

lifelong learning infant safety 2 collageDeveloping Leisure Skills by Jayne Eaton-Bove

ID Cards & Personal Safety by Jason Watson

ID collagePhotography by Bettye Rainwater (these photos were all taken by adult program participants)

lifelong learning photography collage 1lifelong learning photography collage 2Making Apple Donuts by Jeanette Vera

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Lavender Vanilla Salt Scrub by Donna Lebovitch

lifelong learning scrub collageMany individuals with autism have extremely limited areas of interest and have to be taught how to pursue leisure interests on their own or be exposed to new activities that they may enjoy. The Adult Program participants enjoyed these hands-on lessons, from holding practice babies and playing card games to taking pictures or snacking on treats they’d made themselves!

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  1. Bobby’s Mom
    July 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    When will the scrubs and body butters be up for sale? I bought a bunch as gifts last time and everyone loved them!

    Reply
    • admin
      July 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      I’ll check for you!

      Reply

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