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Life Skills Training Center

LIFE SKILLS TRAINING CENTER

SJJCC’s Life Skills Training Center provides adults 21+ years with special needs the support needed to reach their maximum level of independence so they can achieve their fullest potential in life. Programs include Program Without Walls Day Habilitation and Respite Social Programs.

All Center for People with Special Needs programs require an assessment to ensure proper placement. To schedule an assessment, contact Courtney Murphy at cmurphy@sjjcc.org

DAY HABILITATION PROGRAM WITHOUT WALLS (LIFE SKILLS TRAINING  & COMMUNITY INCLUSION)
Program Without Walls promotes each individual to reach their fullest potential by learning and exploring their strengths through building transferable life skills. Our dedicated, trained, and compassionate staff work with each individual to identify their personalized goals, appropriate volunteer and training opportunities, and assess to help promote individual growth.

A typical day in the program includes life skills training, community outings, volunteer opportunities, educational workshops, and group recreation activities such as games, yoga, and meditation.

Volunteer Activities include:

  • Community Needs Bank: Volunteering by stocking, prepping orders, and delivering food to those experiencing food insecurity in the community
  • Heritage Farms and Garden: Learning community integration and transferrable horticulture skills
  • Herrick’s Adult Day Program: Delivering lunches to frail seniors

Life Skills Activities include:

  • Daily training to help participants learn skills such as social/interpersonal skills, community inclusion, money management, travel training, safety skills, personal care,  coping, and self-advocating

The blend of volunteering, education, and the opportunity to socialize and collaborate with peers provides the optimum experience for individuals to reach their fullest potential and gain a true sense of pride.

The program operates Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm.
An assessment for entry into the program is required. OPWDD accepted.


SOCIAL PROGRAMMING

AFTERNOON SOCIAL CLUB
Socialize with peers while engaging in age-appropriate recreational activities and conversation. Some activities include art therapy, pet therapy, video and board games, karaoke, and exercise.

Monday-Friday
2:30-5:30pm

SUNDAY SOCIAL CLUB
Similar to our Afternoon Social Club, the fun continues on the weekend.
Select Sundays
10:30am-3pm

An assessment for entry into the program is required. OPWDD accepted.

Heather Schulz

Director of Life Skills Training Center

(516) 484-1545 x104

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Kristin Moran

Life Skills Training Center Supervisor

(516) 484-1545 x248

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Courtney Murphy

Life Skills Training Center Supervisor

(516) 484-1545 x264

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Events

Preventing Parent Burnout: Stress Management for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Tue, Mar 05, 2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Understanding Self Direction

Tue, Apr 16, 2024

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Staff

Kristin Moran

Life Skills Training Center Supervisor

Courtney Murphy

Life Skills Training Center Supervisor

Heather Schulz

Director of Life Skills Training Center