College Education for Life Skills

The College Education for Life Skills program is a 5-week program for individuals 16-30 who have a severe to profound intellectual disability. The program will be run at Fanshawe College in settings that other college students their age attend and participate in. The program focuses on transition-age youth and emerging adults who are making the leap from high school to adulthood, who may need additional training an skills to increase their opportunities in adulthood. The program is highly specialized and intensive, in that following an assessment, individuals will get taught individualized skills that they and their families/community supports deem most important to focus on. They will then be taught in a 2-to-1 and 1-to1- format through intensive Applied Behvaioural Analysis programs across the day. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups. To be eligible, participants must -Be 16-30 years old -Have a severe/profound intellectual disability (score under score of 160 or lower (max 170) on the milestones assessment on the VB-MAPP milestones assessment) Have a low level of challenging behaviour so that these are not interfering with skill teaching (induced by a score that is 80 or below and does not have a score of 3 or 4 on the behaviour problems sub scale (indicating persistent or severe problem behaviour)) on the barriers assessment of VB-MAPP Barriers assessment.

Contact parttimestudies@fanshawec.ca to learn more about this course and future offerings.