Programs & Services

LIFE Skills
Learning Independence through Functional Education 

Program Structure

  • Self-contained setting with one teacher, one program para professional, and 1-1 para professionals as IEP dictates
  • Classroom maximum of 8 students
  • Programming offered from Kindergarten through Grade 23 (through 22nd birthday)

Programming for Students

  • With moderate/ intensive educational needs, including multiple disabilities, autism, etc. 
  • With significant adaptive behavior deficits whose needs require intensive adult prompting and instruction
  • Who may have significant barriers to functional communication
  • Whose needs are best met in a self-contained LRE with smaller class sizes 
  • Who benefit from a community based instructional approach and functional curriculum aligned to Ohio Academic Learning Standards - Extended with significant modifications and accommodations

Specially Designed Programming of LIFE Skills

  • Direct instruction of all content areas aligned to the academic learning standards-extended
  • Community based instruction embedded throughout instructional units to directly generalize skills
  • Systematic and direct instruction of social skills training, internet safety and technology
  • Direct instruction in daily living skills, pre-vocational/ vocational skills, functional communication, and adaptive behavior skills
  • Direct instruction of strategies/ methods to self-regulate behavior and daily routines
  • Integration of school work experiences and community work experiences for students of transition age
  • Participation with same age peers in school activities and/ or classes as appropriate
  • Collaboration with an expanded IEP team to assist in transition for students who are appropriate for Penta Career Center and/ or the next steps in adult living
  • Includes cost of related services as a component of overall programming
Life Skills Science Fair
Life Skills Science Fair

Students from Northwood, Lake, Genoa, Eastwood, and Rossford in the WCESC Life Skills Classroom at Northwood and Lake got together to present a Science Fair to each other.  

Students learned about the scientific process conducting experiments at all grades levels from 1st-12th grade as they also gained experience presenting in front of a group of people.