Students with intellectual disabilities will benefit from classes held in a former home ec lab to be used for life skills training.
The former Family Consumer Sciences wing of the now closed Kittanning Senior High School will be used several times a month, according to Dawn Preshak, Armstrong School District’s transitions coordinator.
“These labs are meant to mimic an apartment to teach our Life Skills students basic skills they’ll need to be independent and functional,” Preshak said. “These are activities like making a bed, vacuuming, preparing a meal and even things as simple as changing a light bulb.”
Life Skills are currently offered for about 30 students at Armstrong Junior-Senior High School and 40 students in different elementary schools. The vacant building will allow Life Skills teachers the opportunity to develop long term true life settings in the rooms.