One for Autism Academy: Improving the lives of special children

Life Skills

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One For Autism

Life Skills Program

 Program Discription

OFA Young Adult Life Skills is a transition program which is designed for students 10- adulthood.  The program focuses on the development of academic skills, daily living skills, communication skills, health/hygiene skills and leisure and recreation skills.


One For Autism understands that each student has different needs, the curriculum is based on each young adult’s individual needs.

Daily Living Skills                                                     

  • Household cleaning
  • Operating a washer and dryer
  • Folding and putting away laundry
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Planning a meal
  • Reading a recipe
  • Creating a list and shopping for a meal
  • Cooking basic snacks and meals using kitchen appliances
  • Proper manners
  • Personal safety
  • Safely crossing the street
  • Indoor and outdoor signs
  • Walk Fit: Walk in school or outside for exercise
  • Utilize community recreation programs to maintain fitness
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Clean hair, body, and clothes
  • Using personal hygiene products


  • Using and disposing of feminine hygiene products
  • Appropriate clothing


Leisure and Recreation

  • Plan a leisure activity
  • Try new activity
  • Follow rules and expectations
  • Good sportsmanship
  • Community outing


Community Skills                                     

Grocery Store

  • Using a cart
  • Locating sections of store
  • Locating items from list
  • Asking for help
  • Checking out
  • Paying for items
  • Bagging groceries

Money and Time Skills

  • Reading a clock
  • Elapsed time
  • Time management
  • Budgeting
  • Managing a checking account
  • Counting money
  • Paying for items
  • Determining and giving back change
  • Adding and subtracting prices

Career Development

  • Applying for a job
  • Completing a job application
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job shadowing at community locations
  • In-School work experience
  • Community work experience
  • Formal and informal career surveys

Post Office

  • Buying stamps
  • Mailing letters
  • Getting mail
  • Sending a package


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