Life Skills Enhancement Program (LEP)

Persons Served

The Life Skills Enhancement Program provides services for individuals with a range of disabilities including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, ​intellectual disability, learning disabilities and traumatic brain injury.  Life Skills is typically offered prior to a skill training program.  Participants in the program must require intensive occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy.  Participants should also read at a fourth grade level or above and have a full scale intelligence quotient of 60 or above.  The program will include PT, OT, and Speech as well as other of the following groups: Critical Thinking, Community Management, Health Awareness, Job Skills, Orientation, Reflection, Memory, T.A.L.K., Medication Administration, S.W.I.M./Self-Esteem, Anger Management/Stress Management, Psychological Services and Rehabilitation Technology is also available.  The length of the program is three months.

Program Goal

The primary goal of the Life Skills Enhancement Program is achieving significant and measurable improvement that enable individuals to enjoy a more productive and satisfying life by optimizing cognitive, physical, social and vocational functioning.  Treatment is practical and targeted to developing greater independence, improving everyday functioning, and achieving academic and vocational goals.

Program Features

  • Life Skills evaluation is included in the Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation
  • Medical evaluation
  • Neuropsychological screenings
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Health Awareness
  • Job Skills
  • Memory
  • TALK
  • Orientation
  • Reflections
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Medication Administration
  • Anger Management/S.W.I.M
  • Psychological Services


At completion of the evaluation, the Life Skills Enhancement Program interdisciplinary team determines appropriate services.  Team staffing occur throughout the individual's program.