The new CIL core service, created in the WIOA Reauthorization, is actually three new required activities:
ARCIL provides independent living skills training through the Transition Services Program.
The mission of Transition Services is to empower consumers to participate and advance as members of the community. This service focuses on independent living skills, community supports, social leisure activities, health and wellness, and appropriate referrals for education, training, and employment.
The Transition Services department provides community-focused instruction to enhance problem-solving; self-assertiveness, communication, decision making, and other skills necessary for independent living. Functional Life Skills training provides instruction in areas such as cooking, home management, nutrition, accessing transportation, health & wellness, etc. These instructional activities are conducted in six-week blocks with topics changing every six weeks.
Peer support and social/recreational activities are planned and meeting dates are scheduled in collaboration with consumers. Scheduled activities involve participation in the community through attendance at plays, museums, restaurants, shopping, movies, and special events. The purpose of these activities is to expand opportunities for social recreation, make friends, improve personal quality of life and raise the communities awareness of persons with disabilities as peers.
In addition, this department assists students, parents, and teachers with issues relating to transition into the community while in school, and upon graduation from high school. This includes attendance at Admission Review and Dismissal's (ARD's), and Individual Transition Plans (ITP's), (staff schedule permitting). Assistance with the identification and pursuit of assistive devices or equipment may be provided. Also, assistance in determining the appropriate resources for training and/or employment are available.
ARCIL facilitates the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities through Independent Living Skills Training through ARCIL's Transition Services Department.
ARCIL facilitates the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community‐based residences, with the requisite supports and services through the ARCIL Home By Choice Program.