Adaptive Skills Training

The Adaptive Skills Training (AST) Program has been developed to provide targeted training to adolescents and adult individuals needing assistance with basic living tasks. The AST Program seeks to facilitate instruction of specific skills needed in the life of the individual. The ultimate goal of the AST program is to develop skills to promote self-sufficiency in daily living. These services may be provided to increase the individual’s ability to attend school, work, execute basic living skills, or become integrated into the community. AST is a unique service to provide independent living training and assistance to consumers who still live at home or have no plans of moving out.

Here is a list of the service areas covered through AST:

  • Money Management
  • Shopping
  • Meal Preparation & Planning
  • Assistive Technology & Adaptive Equipment
  • Safety
  • Social Interaction
  • Communication
  • Mobility
  • Personal Hygiene & Grooming
  • Cleaning
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Health Management
  • Community Resources
  • Education Advocacy

Eligibility criteria for AST:

  • At least 13 years of age
  • Referred by the Regional Center
  • Requires assistance in functional skills essential to executing basic living tasks