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Life Skills

The Life Skills program offers training and support to adults who have a developmental disability and children who have special needs.

The program focus is to teach individuals independence in daily living.

We assess a person’s skill level by doing a strengths and needs assessment. With this information the individual, staff, families, advocates, and significant others work together to develop short-term goals.

The Adult Life Skills Program

The Adult Life Skills Program offers training and support to individuals, 19 years and older, who have developmental disabilities. The program provides services to people who live on their own or to people preparing to live on their own. Our mission is to help people live as full citizens in their community. We offer services that are uniquely tailored to each person’s goals and needs. The times and days are based on personal choice.

We are a strength-based, person-centered program that focuses on the positive qualities and accomplishments of each person. We provide opportunities for people to learn about themselves, explore their strengths and challenges, develop interpersonal communication skills, employability skills and build relationships with others.

The Adult Life Skills Program provides training and supports in the following areas (but not limited to these):

  • Home Management
  • Financial Management
  • Health and Wellness Supports
  • Nutrition and Meal Planning
  • Personal Development
  • Socialization Skill Building
  • Safety Training
  • Transportation Training
  • Accessing Community Resources
  • Leisure and Recreational Connections
  • Education Exploration and Supports

How to Access Adult Life Skills:

For Individuals who are not currently accessing services from Adult Life Skills and would like to start services, please call Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) at 250-645-4065. Individuals will be referred and funded by CLBC to receive services from Adult Life Skills.

Skill Development: Provides support to adults who live with their family and/or are preparing to live on their own.

Outreach: Provides support to adults who live on their own or with a roommate.

Personal Supports Initiative (PSI): Provides services to adults who have both significant limitations in adaptive functioning and either a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Children’s Life Skills Program

The Children’s Life Skills Program supports children (age 0-18) who have special needs and are referred by the Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Team. Parents then meet with a Life Skills Instructor and sign a contract for their child. Contract goals for the child are defined by the parents and social worker. The times and days are based on the needs of the child or youth and their family.

The Children’s Life Skills Program works with children and their families to develop skills in:

  • Pro-Social Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Recreation
  • Independence and Transition
  • Support to families

To get a referral to this program, call CYSN at 250-565-4151 and speak to a social worker.

For more information contact:

Adult Life Skills/ Children’s Life Skills
950 Kerry Street
Prince George, BC V2M 5A3
Telephone:  (250) 564-6408