The purpose of the Adult Life Skills (ALS) program is to help the persons we serve become more self-sufficient and to increase participation in a variety of life experiences. ALS offers a non-work option for persons more interested in recreational and leisure activities. Trained ALS staff can also assist with personal care including feeding, changing, and bathroom needs. Persons can choose to attend full-time or part-time.
A typical day in ALS:
8-9 a.m. Arrive, take care of personal care needs, leisure time.
9-10 a.m. Work on goals, communication skills, and/or physical therapy activities.
10-2 p.m. Choose either a community activity or in-center activity.
Community activities typically include:
Visiting Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place, Museum of World Treasures, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita River Festival, Kansas State Fair, Great Plains Nature Center, and Wichita Center for the Arts. Other activities include trips to the YMCA for swimming, art classes, horseback riding, shopping, parks, Starbucks, as well as other Wichita restaurants and many other activities.
In-Center activities typically include:
Music hour, cooking class, volunteer projects, science and nature projects, computer games, dancing, exercise, story hour, current events, classes on: how to share, rights and responsibilities, how to treat friends, health and safety, personal hygiene, motor skills, plus many other activities
11:30 a.m. Lunch (persons served must bring a lunch everyday)
2-2:30 p.m. Personal and leisure time
2:30-3:30 p.m. Restroom, pack items and notes from the day to take home
3:30-3:45 p.m. Leave for the day
Health and Safety:
For admissions information or to schedule a tour please call 316.383.8700 to speak to our admissions coordinator.