Learning Independence for Future Employment (LIFE) Program
Gain Job and Life Skills for Transitioning to Independence in Adulthood
The LIFE program provides training, support and community integration programming to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of our two-year program is to offer students classroom and practical learning opportunities in and outside of the community college environment that will prepare them to transition into independent adults.
AVѧԺ is working collaboratively with to establish itself as a vendor to support students in building the skills needed to achieve their goals as described in their Individual Program Plan (IPP).
What to Expect
Students in our two-year program will be taught using curriculum that provides courses in:
- Work / Finances
- Living On My Own / Transportation
- Health / Nutrition / Safety
- Identity / Community / Relationships
- Solutions / Organization
Through this scaffolded curriculum, students will receive support and guidance to focus on skills to promote independent living and employment. This will enable students to transition into adulthood with greater self-sufficiency and autonomy.
In addition to the curriculum, students will demonstrate their knowledge by working on campus and/or in the surrounding community to achieve their own goals in education, employment and independence.
To meet the preliminary criteria, applicants need to be:
- 18 – 26 years of age
- An Alta California Regional Center consumer
Additionally, it is essential that applicants:
- Express a desire to participate in the LIFE program
- Be motivated to live independently
- Have a career goal that will result in competitive, integrated employment
- Agree to the timeframe of the program hours (7 hours per day, 5 days per week)
- Participate in activities, training and instruction during program hours
- Agree, in writing, to follow AVѧԺ/LIFE program policies and rules prior to acceptance in the program
NOTE: The LIFE program application and instructions will be released December 2023.
Learn more about services and offerings available in Placer County and the Greater Sacramento region for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Donors and Partnerships
- Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Grant
- Life Project: Alta Regional California and AVѧԺ
- Hearst Foundation grant for AVѧԺ LIFE program
To learn more about the LIFE program, please submit this form and we will contact you.