Skills for adult independent living (sail)
This is a setting in which students with disabilities can learn how to be independent adults. Each student has individual goals identified in an Individual Educational Plan (IEP). Students gain exposure to work-based learning experiences in local businesses and learn what it means to work as a team. The SAIL program also facilitates connections to agencies and community resources that can provide support services.
- Classroom: Focus on daily living skills, functional academics, fitness, self-care, health and social skills.
- Community Experience: Explore recreation/leisure opportunities, community safety, shopping and money skills.
- Work Experience: Participate in a variety of employment opportunities to gain universal work skills.
Spartan Project SEARCH combines classroom instruction provided by Ingham Intermediate School District with a year-long unpaid internship at Michigan State University. This combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares interns to meet employer expectations. Participants gain experience in a variety of settings that will align to their interests, abilities and availability.
- Classroom: Focus on employability and independent living skills. Engage in job seeking activities.
- Community Experience: Manage transportation options and gain skills needed to obtain a community job that aligns with student's vocational goals.
- Work Experience: Work with teacher and job coach to learn how to perform internship tasks independently and participate in internship rotation.
For more information, read the Spartan Project SEARCH brochure.