As reported in the Pocono Record, March 3, 2014
A University in Pennsylvania has designed a program to provide life skills training to students with intellectual disabilities.
The three-year CILLS [Career Independent Living and Learning Studies] program hosted by East Stroudsburg University is designed to provide individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills, while offering a learning experience in a campus environment. Life off campus, developmental activities and acquiring the ability for independent living and employment are part of the experience.
As they gear up to enter the world with plans to take advantage of Transition Night’s collection of key sources, students in Jean Sandberg’s CILLS class shared a taste of shopping savvy, illustrating ways to calculate grocery orders and check out sales circulars.