As part of the residential life experience, Apprentices will work on menu planning, shopping and meal preparation to learn skills they need for their futures. Mentors will assist them in carrying out what they have learned to apply self-sustaining activities to daily living skills.
Through hands-on training, Apprentices will have fun learning how to exercise and use various types of equipment. In doing so, they will learn to take charge of their own health and be better self-advocates. In addition to the structured lessons, each Apprentice will be assigned his or her own certified wellness coach, who will meet with them individually to assist in developing personal goals and a blueprint for the future.
Apprentices will have health screenings to develop individualized plans for support during their stay. Medications will be coordinated by trained staff to ensure students keep this important aspect of their health on track. Transitions offers access to nurses when needed and our medical director, Dr. Linda Christie, who has a son on the autism spectrum, is available for consultation or advice if necessary. The health and safety of Apprentices is of utmost importance to all our staff.