THE COLLEGE FOR LIVING
CULTIVATING INDEPENDENCE - SINCE 2017
In 2017, Day Spring launched the College for Living program tailored to adults with disabilities who have the drive and the capacity to live independently someday. College for Living is a privately paid educational program for young adults designed to mirror the college experience that many of their peers experience after leaving high school. Students live on or off campus with individualized education and care plans designed to promote skill-building and foster independence.
Support is provided to students in a variety of ways, including mentorship, weekly classes, and unique resources.
Residential students have their own one-bedroom apartment equipped with a full kitchen, living room, and accessible bathroom. Typical of dorm-life, residential students have shared laundry facilities and a common gathering area.
Students attend weekly classes to learn the life skills necessary for living independently. College for Living's core curriculum includes, but is not limited to, culinary, home economics, communications, financial literacy, and safety. Additional educational and recreational opportunities are offered each month.
Mentors are present daily in four-hour sessions to provide person-centered support, skill building, and education. Our mentors all have different life experiences and backgrounds, creating diverse perspectives and unique outlooks.
Students have the opportunity to enroll in additional support plans on an as-needed basis to work on specific goals and skills that require additional time outside of the general education plan.
The care support plan is designed to assist an individual in completing tasks and/or accomplishing other activities of daily living.
The education support plan is designed to support student's goals by providing one-on-one educational opportunities.
Professional services consultation is a project-based service offered to students as they reach new levels of independence.
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