SFAH Lifeskills Lab

Any transition of a young person or adult comes with obstacles and difficulties. This is no different for young people or adults with disabilities. The SFAH Lifeskills Lab is a program designed to inform, educate and guide our campers and alumni through various areas of independent living and daily functioning. In consultation with a team of Occupational Therapists, Special Education teachers and other professionals, this program has purposeful and enjoyable activities specific to our camper needs.

Apply here to be apart of a lifeskills lab!

SFAH LifeSkill Lab Upcoming Themes 

Please Apply for the LifeSkills Lab on the button below. Should you wish to discuss a particular need or require more information, please contact the SFAH Office at (631) 283-1594.

AT HOME

Increasing independence at home through practiced use of self direction and individualized strategies for optimal participation

COMMUNITY

Increasing independence in the community through use of technology and travel training  

EDUCATION

Adopt an holistic approach to transitions such as college preparedness through informative and practical workshops.

April 2017 - Lifeskills Lab in NYC - A Scavenger Hunt designed to work on travel, budgeting, awareness and awareness of accessibility.
Please note that the SFAH Lifeskills Labs are designed for SFAH campers and alumni only.
We host the Lifeskills Labs at SFAH, in any community which provides us with access and tools to be safe yet be able to experiment with different aspects of our training. We are also willing to come to your home or place of work and see how we can assist there too!
Special needs teen posing in the train boarding area
Special needs camp
Teens in wheelchairs in front of fountain
Teen in wheelchair in front of map

Here are some of the (but not limited to) areas we include within the Lifeskills Lab:

  • Travel Training

  • Independent Living

  • Education, Career and Resume building

  • Transitions

  • Being active in the community

  • Personal Skills (Emotions, stress/anger management)

  • Communication skills

  • Services attention and retention

  • Health and Wellness

  • Literacy and Numeracy

  • Financial management

  • Getting the right equipment you need

  • Problem Solving and Decision making

  • Creative and Critical thinking

  • Self Advocacy

Shopping on a budget
Shopping on a budget

2016, After planning a meal on a budget, Aaron went to the store to collect the ingredients.

Preparing and cooking a meal
Preparing and cooking a meal

2016, Munir learns different techniques on how to handle and prepare food. We also tried lots of different adaptive equipment.

Nov 17 - Preparing for College
Nov 17 - Preparing for College

Making a meal in a college dorm, on a budget.

Shopping on a budget
Shopping on a budget

2016, After planning a meal on a budget, Aaron went to the store to collect the ingredients.

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