For clients who desire to learn basic living skills, Build Rehabilitation Industries offers the Independent Living Skills program (ILS). The ILS program is designed to assist developmentally disabled adults with gaining the necessary skills to live independently.
Independent Living Trainers meet regularly with their clients to strengthen their daily living skills including mobility training, grocery shopping, hygiene maintenance, as well as equipping them with tools needed for self-advocacy, safe community travel, handling their finances and medical appointments, budgeting, and living arrangements.
Moreover, the ILS Trainers assist their clients with social skills and the ability to identify, and make use of, natural support systems and community resources. The Build Rehabilitation Industries’ ILS program also holds regular self-advocacy meetings, which are open to all of Build’s clients. The Independent Living Program is also known for hosting fun extracurricular activities such as trips to Dodger stadium.
The ILS program assesses and accepts clients over the age of 18, referred by an authorizing and/or referring agency, such as a Regional Center or the Department of Rehabilitation, and accommodates persons with, but not limited to, all of the following disabilities:
- Intellectual Disability
- Cerebral Palsy
- Other Developmental Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Mental or Emotional Disabilities
- Non-Ambulatory/Physically Disabled
- Industrially Injured
- Hearing / Visually Impaired
- Traumatic Brain Injury
For further information and to schedule a free assessment meeting, please contact:
Kevin Shields, Independent Living Skills Manager
Phone – (818) 898-0020 ext. 8576
Fax – (818) 898-1949