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Life Skills Program

Program Description
 
The Secondary Life Skills Programs are small supportive classes for students with Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. Many of the students in these programs display challenging behaviours and unique learning needs. Upon graduation, students are awarded a school leaving certificate.
Curriculum emphasis:
  • improving communication skills
  • improving functional academic skills
  • teaching appropriate behavioural and social skills
  • teaching life skills and basic family life education
  • utilizing community recreation facilities to promote physical fitness
  • providing work experience (15 yrs.) where appropriate
  • providing transition to post secondary options

Student Profile

Students are provided referrals to the program when they:
  • meet the Ministry criteria for Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disabilities (C) or Autism (G) and/or Chronic Health Impairment (D)
  • have behaviour problems and/or special learning needs that cannot be met in the regular classroom

Selection/Screening

Referrals to the Life Skills Programs are submitted to the Screening Committee. kheisler@vsb.bc.ca
 
Community Outings
       
Morning:                Mr. Rutledge - Newspaper Pick up & Delivery / Bus ride
 
Afternoon:             Nicole - Swimming Pool /  Jessie & Paul - Community park / shopping
                                       
  
                                  
Shape of the Day
 
9:00 Toileting and Hygiene routines
9:30 Morning Meeting 
10:00 Snack Time
10:30 Community 
11:30 Lunch Break
12:00 Choice Time
12:30 Social integrated activity
1:00 Community Walk / Street Safety
1:30 Work Experience type Activity
2:00 Washroom,  
2:10 Chores, Clean up
2:30 Bus Pick up
 
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School Holidays
 
 
 
 
 
 School Fees
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Useful Links​
 
 
 
 
 
 
AAC - SLP
(Monday & Thursday)
 
 
 CAYA SLP 
 
 
Developmental Disabilities Association
 
Vancouver Coastal Health Social Worker (19yrs)
 
Vancouver Coastal Health O.T. (19yrs)
 
 
Vancouver Coastal Health P.T. (19yrs)
 
 
 
Vancouver Coastal Health Nurse (19yrs)
 
Sept  28                       Feb     15, 18
 Oct  8 & 19                March 18 to 29
 Nov   9 & 12              April    19, 22, 29
 Dec   24-29               May     17 , 20
 Jan   1 - 4, 25            June    21 Last day for Students
 
$30 Student Fee- Pay online school website(subsidies bschieman@vsb.bc.ca)
 
Hot-Lunch Program 
 (subsidies -bschieman@vsb.bc.ca
 
* If your child enjoys treats while on on community outings - chips, fries, hot chocolate etc. please provide some petty cash to Teacher/SSW
 
Grade 12 Graduation Ceremony fees  (optional event)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Street Safety Program
 
Kristy Stefanucci B.A. M.Sc. RSLP
 Training for IPad Touch Chat / Core Boards / Object Cues / PECS
 
 
Lucy Grant, M.Sc., RSLP Direct Line: 604-326-3502
 
Kirsti Inglis
604-233-5471
 
Cherylynn Cairns
604-267-2604
 
Kanchan Pandy
604-267-2600
 

604-267-3962

 
 
Shayne Reily
604-267-2605 / Direct 604-261-6366
VSB Work Experience
Derek McQuillen
Cell:778-229-9858
 E-mail:dmcquillen@vsb.bc.ca
 
 
VSB Transition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extra Year Info
Please contact the BC Misistry Transition Navigator for students - 16-24 yrs
Jai Li - 203-993-7738 Jai.Li@gov.bc.ca 
 
Jai Li works with your social worker, classroom
teacher and  CLBC to coordinate support.
 
 
 
Funding and program placement after the
age of 19 is determined by provincial funding budgets
and available spaces.  Children with the highest needs
get services first.  Wait times for funding and program
placement can take 3 to 12 months after graduation.  
 
 
Here are the guidelines we follow at the VSB:
 
Students who are born prior to June 30th 2000-must graduate this year-they will be turning 19. 
 
Students who are born from July 1st 2000-June 30th 2001 are eligible for an additional year.  

Those born after July 1st 2000 are eligible for 2 more years. 
 
 
Transportation
 
 
 Student First Bus Company – 604-418-0405
 VSB Bus Coordinator –  Nadia - 604-713-4456
 
 
Forms
School Admin Form
Safety Plan Form
Photo Release Form
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Documents

 
  
  
  
  
AAC Referral 1.jpeg
  
10/12/2017 1:35 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
AAC Referral 2.jpeg
  
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7/7/2016 10:18 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Bus Schedule.docx
  
9/3/2016 10:11 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Considerations for Intervention CAYA.docx
  
2/19/2018 11:57 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
FunctionalCurriculumGuide.pdf
  
7/1/2016 7:28 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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11/3/2017 12:36 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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2/8/2017 2:18 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Student Support Inventory.docx
  
1/12/2018 9:57 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
Transition Planning Guide - november 2015.pdf
  
7/1/2016 6:59 AMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge
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6/12/2017 12:54 PMNo presence informationAaron Rutledge