The local media recently highlighted our Project LIFE students and the work they are doing to help Golisano Autism Center Rochester get ready for its opening.
Project LIFE is a transition program for students ages 18-21 years old that is a combination of experiential life skill education and integrated, community-based employment skills training. Students work on eight courses of study, including team building, social skills and communication, personal finance literacy, preparing for employment and independent living skills. We have two levels of Project LIFE 101 and 201. The group at the Golisano Autism Center was from our LIFE 201 classroom. During our summer program students work two hours/day, have direct classroom instruction and also participate in various community activities.
“The collaboration with our employer partners is critical to achieve the short and long term goals for adult living and integrated employment outcomes,” said Monroe One BOCES’ JoAnn M. Genthner, executive principal of Occupational, Vocational and Career Readiness.
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