Supported Living

The success of supported employment inspired the development of supported living programs. Instead of relying on job coaches, clients are afforded the help of a life skills trainer or specialist. The life skills trainer uses cognitive rehabilitation techniques to teach living skills, which may include cooking, cleaning, financial management, personal hygiene, use of public transportation, time management, first aid, driving, shopping, laundry skills, medication management, and appliance safety. Supported living programs are often centered in apartment buildings or homes that can accommodate 4-10 clients and several life skills trainers. Successful clients are gradually transitioned to greater independence, and many ultimately live on their own.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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