Living & Learning

Living & Learning focuses on developing skills of independence in the home and workplace.

Living & Learning often includes sessions where DSL’s supported employment team teaches workplace skills. Lessons cover topics that include how to get a job, gain more responsibilities, increase task independence, and more.

Students benefit from small-group interaction, role-playing, videos, demonstrations, and class discussion. The hands-on portion of the sessions, members’ favorite part of the program, includes cooking classes for students to prepare and clean up healthy snacks and meals using kitchen utensils and appliances, or crafts and projects to spark creativity and expression. Communication is also a large portion of the sessions, in which members are encouraged to engage with each other, staff, and volunteers in team-building and social games.


L&L Meets three Monday nights each month from 5 – 6 pm at the DSL Kentucky Campus.

It’s vacation time!! Time to have fun at the beach, by the pool, in the mountains, out camping, — you name it!  While we are relaxing on the beach, by the pool, or making s’mores around a campfire, we tend to forget to be safe. It’s easy to forget to look at the beach flags that warn us the currents are too strong, or what to do if something catches on fire while we’re out in the middle of nowhere, or how to take care of ourselves when we start to overheat in the hot summer!  This month will be all about our vacations/stay-cations and how we can take care of ourselves in the HOT HOT HOT heat!

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Kentucky June Session

Living and Learning will take a break through July and August for Summer break!

L&L will resume on September 9th.

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Kentucky Living & Learning

June 10th - Session 1

Session 1:  Catching Waves

It’s Summer!! And Summer often means trips to the beach/lake/pool – Anywhere that involves water.  Who wouldn’t want to lay out and get the sun-kissed look or swim in cool water with family or friends?  While being surrounded by water is probably a number one summer favorite, it can also be very dangerous if we are not aware of our surroundings and when our bodies are telling us it’s had “too much fun”.  This session will focus on being safe around the water, whether that is on the beach, at a pool, or on the lake!  We will also begin to discuss listening to our bodies and ways to protect it in the summer heat.

Kentucky Living & Learning

June 17th - Session 2

Session 2 (17th): Going Camping

For the second session, we are going camping!  Well – not literally.  But we will be taking a trip through the scenarios you might encounter while camping!  Whether it’s 5 miles from your home, at a big campsite, or in the middle of nowhere, there are many things to think about when it comes to staying safe while spending time with nature.  We will discuss various campsite accidents that can occur if we are not careful, wildlife that we might encounter, and what to do if we stray too far from our campsite.

Kentucky Living & Learning

June 24th - Session 3

Session 3 (24th): “S’more” Ways to be Safe

For this last session of the month, we will be taking on a poster project that YOU get to work on with your classmates!  This is where we will get to take ALL that we have learned and bring it to light in your own creative way.  Supplies will be provided by myself but if you have any fun materials to bring to this poster project, please don’t hesitate!  We will work on these starting this session into July (along with a surprise presentation at the end JULY).

Indiana Living & Learning

Meets at our Indiana campus on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm

This program hosts weekly life skills training with the ultimate goal of making each participant more independent inside and outside of the home.

Using hands-on activities, role-playing, group brainstorming, and activities in a real-world setting, participants in this program gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their lifelong independence. There is no cost for this program.

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Rebekah Wilson

Academy Teacher

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Azariah Frazier

Teen & Adult Transitions Manager

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Tiffany Koerner

Southern Indiana Coordinator

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