Life Skills - Secondary

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Student Group:
Special Education

The Secondary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism.

The Secondary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. Many of the students in these programs display challenging behaviours and unique learning needs. Upon graduation, students are awarded a school leaving certificate.

Curriculum emphasis:

  • improving communication skills
  • improving functional academic skills
  • teaching appropriate behavioural and social skills
  • teaching life skills and basic family life education
  • utilizing community recreation facilities to promote physical fitness
  • providing work experience (15 yrs.) where appropriate
  • providing transition to post secondary options

 

STUDENT PROFILE

Students are appropriate referrals to the program when they:

  • meet the Ministry criteria for Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G) and/or Chronic Health Impairment
  • have behaviour problems and/or special learning needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom

 

SELECTION SCREENING

Referrals to the Life Skills Programs are submitted to the Screening Committee.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

□ Psychological Assessment

□ IEP

□ Speech/Language Assessment (if available)

□ School Based Team minutes

 

EXIT CRITERIA

Students are reviewed on a regular basis and if a change in placement is recommended a referral is submitted to the Screening Committee

Placement in a regular classroom is recommended when students have developed compensatory skills to a level which will allow them to function successfully

 

CAPACITY AND STAFFING

Grades 8 to 12 (13 - 19 years of age)

Program capacity is up to 15 students

1 Teacher

3 SSAs

 

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Lord Byng Secondary (I and II) 

Eric Hamber Secondary     

Gladstone Secondary     

John Oliver  Secondary 

Point Grey Secondary 

Templeton Secondary

Tupper Secondary   

Vancouver Technical Secondary  

Windermere Secondary