Special Education District of Lake County
Exceptional Services for Exceptional Students

REACH Program

Real Life Skills   Employment   Advocacy   Counseling   Health Literacy
 
Students placed in the REACH Program are engaged in a therapeutic, pro-social thinking/language approach with an emphasis on soft skills work training towards employment. Disability awareness, self-advocacy, interpersonal communication, initiative/dependability, anger management, conflict resolution, social skills, and self-confidence are components of the day-to-day curriculum. Classroom learning coupled with active community engagement makes the REACH Program an excellent and safe environment for students to gain skills towards independence.

GOALS TO ACHIEVE GROWTH TOWARDS INDEPENDENT LIVING:
  • Explore Career Options for Employment Outcomes
  • Enhance Choices/Decision Making-Problem Solving Skills
  • Establish and Refine a Healthy Living Lifestyle
  • Build Self-Awareness/Self-Regulating Strategies
  • Navigate the Community and Build Relationships
  • Strengthen Financial Literacy and Money Management Skills
Currently, there are two supported REACH Classrooms located at the Transition Center in Mundelein and one Community Based REACH Classroom located at the Seymour Center in Downtown Grayslake.
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