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ARCIL, Inc.

8200 Cameron Road, Suite C154

Austin, Texas  78754

 


Independent Living Class Schedule

May 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

Holiday: May 29, 2017

 
DAY/TIME CLASS  TITLE INSTRUCTOR
     
MONDAY
10:00-11:00 Personal Safety
Leslie Fierro
11:00-12:00 Money Management
Jakki Chambliss
     
TUESDAY
10:00-12:00 Microwave Cooking
Jakki Chambliss
11:00-12:00 Community Resources/(Social Recreational Activities)
Jakki Chambliss
1:00-2:00 Healthy Relationships & Sexuality Leslie Fierro
     
WEDNESDAY NO CLASSES AT ARCIL, INC.
     
THURSDAY
10:00-11:00 Managing Your Own Place
Jakki Chambliss
11:00-12:00 Peer Counseling

Jakki Chambliss

 
FRIDAY
  No Classes

 


Please call Jakki Chambliss at 512-832-6349 X109 with questions

*These classes have limited enrollment. Please register in advance.

Class Description

Safe & Healthy Relationship & Sexuality: Learn to be safe as you go about your life-in the workplace, at school, at home and in the community. Learn assertiveness skills, avoiding danger, recognizing abuse and practicing safety strategies. Learn more about healthy adult sexuality and how to avoid unsafe behaviors as you interact with the people in your life.

Community Resources/Social Recreational Activities:  Learn about resources that are available for you to use in the community.

Micro-wave Cooking: Learn how to use the micro-wave to cook simple healthy foods. ( SPACE LIMITED)

Personal Safety: You will learn how to recognize safe places, safe people and the “ No, Go tell model.”

Money Management:  You will learn about budgeting  and how to make wise choices, and decision for daily living.

Managing Your Own Place: Learn how to manage your own place in the community, your rights as a tenant and advocacy.

Peer Counseling: Preparation for leadership at ARCIL Inc., also  learn  the IL ( independent living) philosophy, and the role of centers for IL.

 


Past Classes:

Advocacy: This is a consumer directed self-advocacy group where you will learn how to advocate for yourself and get involved in systems change advocacy.

Advocacy & the Voter: Explore the issues and candidates we will vote on November 2014. Learn about ways you can advocate for people with disabilities and how you can impact the lawmakers and the laws that affect your life.

Assistive Technology: This class will introduce many sorts of assistive technology assessments that are customized for individuals with special needs. It can help to improve the functional capabilities, life quality, and independence of individuals with disabilities.

Beginning Computer: This class is designed for individuals with very little or no experience with computers. You will learn the basics of a computer. The class will focus on the hardware components  of a computer system and provide opportunities to learn about commonly used software. ( SPACE LIMITED)

Community Resources: Learn about resources that are available for you to use in the community for transportation, dental, healthcare, and 311 for police non-emergency calls.

Cooking: You will learn how to cook simple healthy foods and kitchen safety. (SPACE LIMITED)

Diabetes Prevention: This class will focus on healthy eating, regular physical activity to maintain a good body weight and analyze risk factors.

Employment: : Learn about vocational and employment services provided by the Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative services, and learn about Resume writing and interviewing skills.

Food Safety: Food safety classes will cover  (1) hand washing as an important way to prevent infection(2) safe steps in handling, cooking, and storing to prevent foodborne illness(3) shopping for food safety and the significance of “sell by,” “best if used by,” “use by,” and “expiration date", (4) food safety tips to remember when eating out  and (5) the proper care of reusable bags.

Grassroots Advocacy:  This is a consumer directed self-advocacy group where  you will learn how to advocate for yourself and get involved in systems change advocacy.

Health Matters: You will learn about food safety from the farm to the table, microbes and our food, and about food safety at home.

Keeping Your Body Fit: Start on the road to a healthier life style as you get fit through stretching exercises and light aerobics for everyone. (SPACE LIMITED)

Money Management: You will learn how to make wise choices and decisions for daily living budgeting, saving money at the grocery store, shopping for food values at Dollar Stores, helping to manage money/expendable cash for entertainment, identify theft, and ways to save money.

Money Management/Budgeting:  The money management classes focus on budgeting and making wise choices and decisions for daily living. Topics include saving money at the grocery store, shopping for food values at Dollar Stores, helping to manage money/ expendable cash for entertainment, identity theft, and ways to save money.

Peer Counseling: Preparation for leadership at ARCIL Inc., Learn IL (independent living) philosophy, and the role of centers for IL.

*Photography: This class will teach you what you will need to know in how to take a good photograph. You will learn basic photography skills using digital cameras and equipment. Basic computer skills are needed to use software that will let you make basic editing adjustments to exposure and composition. (SPACE LIMITED)

*Problem Solving: In this class you will learn how to work through problems and achieve your personal goals.

*Sexual Health: You will learn about Human Sexual Anatomy, Sexual Behaviors and Decision Making, Pregnancy and Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases, the STD Wizard online tool, and Sexual Risk Avoidance and Risk Reduction.

Social Recreation: Develop skills for accessing and evaluating recreational opportunities. Grow socially as you develop skills to advocate for equal access for people with disabilities in the area of recreation and leisure.

Money Management: Whether you are new to money management or you simply want to make better use of your income, this class is for you. It includes hands on practice and budgeting exercises and help with basic math and use of money.

Public Speaking: Practice public speaking skills to build your confidence and promote self-advocacy.

Roads to Financial Independence: This class offers financial coaching to persons with disabilities. In this class you will receive assistance with; repairing your credit (including disputes), paying down debt, addressing defaulted student loans, repairing and avoiding identity theft, and help with budgets, savings, safe banking, and understanding your pay stub.

Safe & Healthy Relationship & Sexuality: Learn to be safe as you go about your life-in the workplace, at school, at home and in the community. Learn assertiveness skills, avoiding danger, recognizing abuse and practicing safety strategies. Learn more about healthy adult sexuality and how to avoid unsafe behaviors as you interact with the people in your life.

Self Advocacy: Explore ways to remove barriers to independent living in an individual and systems approach. Learn how advocacy can affect change facilitating independent living for all people with disabilities.

Voting Issues: Learn about voter registration, different offices up for election and what the candidates have to say.

Community Resources:  Learn about resources that are available for you to use in the community for transportation, dental, healthcare, and 311 for police non-emergency calls.

Cooking: You will learn how to cook simple healthy foods and kitchen safety. (SPACE LIMITED)

Cyber Bullying Awareness: Learn what cyber bullying is, how to prevent it and how to report it.

Managing Your Own Place:  Learn how to manage your own place in the community, your rights and advocacy.

Peer Counseling Instruction: Preparation for leadership at ARCIL Inc., Learn IL (independent living) philosophy, and the role of centers for IL.

Safe & Healthy Relationship & Sexuality: Learn to be safe as you go about your life-in the workplace, at school, at home and in the community. Learn assertiveness skills, avoiding danger, recognizing abuse and practicing safety strategies. Learn more about healthy adult sexuality and how to avoid unsafe behaviors as you interact with the people in your life.


For further questions on IL classes and enrollment please contact Jakki Chambliss at ARCIL 512-832-6349.