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Work Portrait

Completely individualized program for adults
with intellectual disabilities. 
Progress towards specific goals, have support while in the community, or start a person-centered plan. 

A program as individual as you are! 

Programs are completely personalized,

and can include: 

Future Self Exploration

Local Business Manager
  • Explore own Strengths & Interests

  • Steer own Learning & Options

  • Self-Awareness

  • Self-Reflection

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Person-Centered-Planning

  • Personal Skill Building & Development

  • Self-Confidence

Work Readiness
& Job Skills

  • Communication with supervisor - taking direction, asking questions, understanding job duties

  • Self-advocacy for accommodation

  • General cleaning and sanitizing - tables, chairs, walls, equipment, counters, floors (sweeping & mopping)

  • Customer communication & management - greeting, manners, directing customers

  • Stocking and replenishing items - First in, first out rules, rotating stock, facing shelves

  • Appearance, uniform & hygiene expectations

  • Support with job training (if applicable) - WHMIS, OHSA, Kitchen Safety, Health & Safety Policies

Personal Finance

Debit Card
  • Open bank account

  • Using Debit Card

  • Balancing & Budgets

  • Choose & Apply for Credit Card

  • Privacy & protection of Money

  • Money Safety

  • Scam Safety

  • Apply for Funding

Personal Items
& Clothing Shopping

Woman Browsing in Clothing Store
  • List of needs

  • Budgeting & Money

  • Measurements

  • Brands & Alternatives

  • Paying for items

Grocery Shopping

  • Comparing recipe to ingredients on hand

  • Grocery shopping list creation

  • Budgeting & Money

  • Branding & alternatives

  • Paying for grocery items

  • Executive planning for shopping experience 

  • Gathering items for shopping - grocery cart quarter, grocery bags

  • Public transportation to & from store

  • Communication & Interaction - with grocery store staff - asking for help, paying for groceries, interacting politely

  • Nutritional ingredients & nutritional facts

  • Communication with shoppers, manners, expected behaviour

& Meal Making 

Healthy Food
  • Baking & cooking - ready-made and from-scratch foods

  • Meal planning

  • Recipe creation, reading, understanding

  • Hand hygiene & kitchen safety learning

  • Kitchen cleaning & sanitizing procedures - food surface cleaning, floors, fridge, cupboards

  • Measurements & weighing

  • Mixing, sifting, combining

  • Using kitchen equipment - oven, stove, single burner, toaster oven, steamer, food processor, stand mixer, hand mixer, dishwasher 

  • Using Kitchen supplies - pots, pans, baking sheets, scissors, cutting board, ladles, tongs

  • Knife Safety

  • Budgeting cost per person and cost per meal

  • Nutritional information, specialized diets

  • Healthy choices, healthy options, substituting with options

  • Proper food storage, labels, First in first out

  • Safe temperatures - cooking, storage

  • Creating recipe book for use at home

  • Washing & sanitizing dishes

  • Industrial Kitchen Policies & Procedures

Healthy Living
& Fitness

  • Access to various active opportunities

  • Personal fitness goals

  • Accommodation for our own bodies, encouraging allowing ourselves to be where we are

  • Group fitness classes

  • Personal safety

  • Healthy food choices

  • Hydration 

  • Outside recreational activities

  • Weather appropriate activities

  • Attending local community recreation facility

  • Communication and self-advocacy with fitness trainers and other staff at facilities

  • Fitness attire and hygiene

  • Expected behaviours with participating in gym and fitness activities

Personal Identification

Hotel Check In
  • Make appointment with Service Ontario

  • Plan and prepare for appointment 

  • Apply for Ontario Photo Card

  • Attend appointment with all items necessary

Public Transportation Practice

  • Purchasing bus pass / ticket

  • Using City of Barrie Transit App

  • Trip planning - planning route & timing

  • Dealing with unexpected issues while on City Transit

  • Transition to bus stop

  • Boarding bus, finding seat, seating options

  • Social interaction with bus driver and other bus riders

  • Self-advocacy with bus drivers and other patrons

  • Budgeting and trip cost

  • Counting money & change

  • Understanding city maps

  • Transition Skills - executive planning skills

Driver Training Support

Driving Test Report
  • Study for G1 Drivers Licence

  • Attend G1 Licence Test

  • Apply to driver training

  • Attend & support at driver training

  • Support for communication, self-advocacy

Personal Fitness & Recreation

Crossfit Class
  • Attend fitness classes

  • Participate in group fitness activities

  • Register and participate in team sports

Post-Secondary Application & Support

  • Apply to Post-Secondary

  • Accommodation Requests

  • Transcripts

  • Scheduling Classes

  • Introduce and Explore Student Support Services 

  • Introduce & Explore Academic Success Programs

Job Training & Coaching,
Job Carving
*coming soon*

Waiter Serving Coffee
  • Based on Personal Interest & Strengths

  • Resume Building

  • Approach & gather References

  • Support with Job Application, Interviews

  • Job-Specific Training

  • On-the-Job support with tasks, communication with supervisors

  • Self-Advocacy Skills

  • Communication with Customers, Peers

The ABILITY to Adapt
& Social Skills

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Ingrained in all AdaptABILITY Programs, these skills are naturally occurring, supported and encouraged during each and every program: 

  • Adapting personal role to people, places, and things 

  • Reflective practice of holistic self

  • Self-advocacy skills

  • Ecological systems theory - defining the effect of self on others and others on self

  • Behaviour and emotional definition and management

  • Communication skills

  • Transitioning skills - ability to transition to new people, places

  • Community self and Home self

  • Independence skills

  • Reflection skills - what went well, what is better to skip, personal role in outcomes, how to make own experience match personal goals

  • Character building

  • Social skills & interaction in natural settings

  • Story telling

  • Cooperation & teamwork

  • APIE (Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate) Methodology

  • Emotional regulation & coping skills

  • Education: reading, writing, math

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