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Summer 3-Week Skills Academy

July 25, 2021 - August 13, 2021

**Program specifics subject to change in accordance with CDC guidelines**

Ages 13-22: Teenagers who are visually impaired face a wide array of situations in school, at home, and on the job where they must utilize problem solving, teamwork, personal management, and specialized skills. The three-week residential program offers intensive skills training, socialization and recreational activities and opportunities to improve self-confidence.

Training areas and activities include:

  • Increase self-awareness and improve self-esteem through understanding of personal strengths and limitations
  • Food preparation from start to finish (i.e. menu planning, shopping, preparing, serving, and cleaning up)
  • Introduction to personal finances (i.e. basic money management, banking)
  • Personal care skills (i.e. grooming, eating, hygiene skills)
  • Functional communication skills (i.e. handwritten signature, typing, keyboard skills, braille)
  • Home management skills (i.e. laundry, cleaning, organization skills)
  • Career planning resources
  • Orientation & mobility skills
  • Social skills and peer relationships
  • Community experiences (i.e. independent shopping and resources exploration)
  • Leisure and recreational activity planning and experiences (i.e. swimming, horseback riding, canoeing)

For more information, please contact:

Courtney Wescott: Courtney.Wescott@Perkins.org


July 25, 2021
August 13, 2021