Positive Access to Community Transition (PACT) is a weekly life skills class which assists young adults with disabilities between the ages of 14-25 to build or strengthen their independent living skills as they move toward becoming an adult.
Transition can be defined as moving from one life stage to another.
Many young adults and their parents may be thinking about or discussing the following questions:
- What do I do after high school?
- Do I have the skills I need to find and keep a job?
- Am I able to live on my own? Do I need to apply for SSI/SSDI?
- How am I going to get around town?
- Do I know my rights and how to speak up for myself?
- Do I know how to manage my money?
PACT classes may be a good way for a young adult to learn about and to strengthen these important life skills. The classes are not appropriate for all young adults. If interested, a young adult is encouraged to visit a class to see if it meets their needs.
PACT classes give a young adult the opportunity to express their feelings/concerns in a safe environment with peers who may be dealing with some of the same issues.
Independent Living Skills Topics include:
- Budgeting Money
- Communication Skills
- Community Resources
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Personal Safety
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Sex Education
- Advocacy Skills
- Learning about how to speak up for myself and other people Learning about my rights as a person with a disability
- Learning about the voting process Learning about how the government works and the legislative process
Classes meet on Tuesdays between 3-5 p.m. Services are free. No transportation is provided.