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Independent Living Program for Adults with Learning Disabilities

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Many adults with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, or other neuro diversities struggle to achieve independent living. Across the nation, programs and facilities are helping these individuals learn life skills, and social skills to allow them to enjoy a productive life.

Jared Stewart, program director at ScenicView Academy in Provo, UT, has seen a great deal of success with their program. Students learn the skills they need to live, work, and thrive.

Independent Living

“Every student leaves having taken steps towards that potential and having seen what is available and what’s possible out there. To not just live independently, but to really enjoy their life.”

Jared Stewart

The students at ScenicView Academy are all 18+ and live at the facility. They learn life skills, such as:

  • How to clean
  • Personal care
  • Job skills
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Reading
  • Social skills
  • Dating and relationships

The academy focuses on giving students everything they need to live a fulfilling life.  

“We customize the classes to be able to offer whatever is needed for those students to be able to fulfill their plan and get on with their life.” 

On the Job Training 

Each student learns job skills and goes to work every day. They are taught to be productive and employable. They learn how to meet expectations at work, communicate with supervisors, and gain vocational skills necessary for employment.

“This is something that can be enriching and empowering for a company to bring in diverse people.” 

Jared Stewart

After some hesitation, a local restaurant hired a student from ScenicView Academy. The student performed above and beyond the supervisor’s expectations and is thriving in the environment. It’s a huge success for both of them!

If you would like to get involved or learn more, visit the ScenicView Academy website.

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