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The Center for Independent Living has built a cutting edge Transitional Skills Center in Scranton, PA.  We offer a half-day program at our facility, as well as on-site programming for many NEPA high schools.

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The Transitional Skills Program teaches the skills needed to succeed in competitive employment and post-secondary settings, to high school students with disabilities (ages 14-21).  Participants are guided through a series of instructional skill enhancement activities.

 

The program continually builds on lessons learned, allowing for repeated instruction and reinforcement of new skills as participants progress.

 

By the end of the program, participants will not only learn the fluidity of social situations in the workplace, but will gain clearer insight into future career options.

 

Transitional Skills Center sensory room photo for autism helpThe program is designed to allow the participant to explore, and maximize, his/her potential in one of the following desired outcomes:

 

1. Competitive Integrated Employment

2. Post-secondary Education

3. Independent Living

 

Group Instruction

The group instruction component of the program is intended to teach vocational, post-secondary, and independent living skills through a series of structured activities.  Groups are composed of participants of equal skill level, identified in the pretest phase as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced-Post-Secondary/Vocational Track.  Instructional activities correspond in subject matter to whichever Learning Module the group is focusing on, at any given time.

 

Community-Based Instruction (CBI)

CBI is a vital activity for our students, because they often have trouble generalizing and learning abstract skills.  In order to provide our students with experiential learning opportunities, we must venture into the environments where they are going to be used. It is imperative we leave the classroom, go out into the real world, and practice the skills needed for adult independent living.

 

Enhanced Individualized Instruction

Another component of the program is Enhanced Individualized Instruction. This component allows participants to personalize employment skills addressed within the Group Instruction setting. Additionally, participants can hone in on a set of individualized skills pertaining to realistic future career options and job interview performance.

 

Services Provided Through the Wilkes-Barre District Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

 

The Center for Independent Living is an approved provider of services through the Wilkes-Barre OVR. If you receive services through the OVR, you can benefit from our:

 

  • Work-based Learning Experiences (WBLE) — As an OVR client, you are eligible for a 90-hour, paid work experience. Once a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor refers you to us, you can get a customized work experience — along with our ongoing support to be successful.

 

  • Job shadowing — As an OVR client, you are eligible for up to 20 hours of job shadowing. During job shadowing, you can explore different employment options. This is the perfect experience if you're not quite sure of what employment opportunities are available to you.

 

  • Travel Training — As an OVR client, you are eligible for up to 20 hours of travel training. We customize our travel training for your individual needs and goals. Your personalized travel training can include training in wayfinding, navigating public transportation, using the County Shared Ride program, using public transportation such as Uber and Lyft, preparing for obtaining your driver's license and using our state-of-art driving simulator. Through our travel training, you'll learn how to safely navigate your way in the community.
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