Foundations for Life

Foundations for Life photo with microscopesThe Foundations for Life program delivers extended services to students 18 years and older. The program’s goal is to promote the greatest level of independence possible for each student by providing community-based transition skills for students who require such training after completing grade 12.

Program Features

Career/job development:

  • Identifying vocational interests and skills
  • Searching and applying for jobs
  • Interviewing skills
  • Working with a vocational coordinator to obtain volunteer or paid work opportunities
  • Preparation for college
  • Dual enrollment program that allows eligible students to take 1-2 courses per semester in local community colleges
  • Independent/community living skills development
  • Pragmatic social skills development
    • Group lessons and real-life application
    • Students work closely with SEEM clinicians on developing strategies to cope with social-emotional and mental health issues

Foundations for life is available for students ages 18+ who:

  • Are currently on an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Have been clinically diagnosed with an emotional or health impairment (such as ADD/ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, or mental health issue
  • May or may not have met criteria to receive their high school diploma
  • Are motivated to participate in community-based programming and individual/group therapy sessions

Click here for a Foundations for Life brochure.