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LIFE Skills

LIFE is staffed by trained professionals who are committed to helping individuals achieve their goals in an environment where they feel included, valued, and respected.

Development Workshop can help identify and coordinate services available through other agencies to ensure that your needs, desires and goals are met.

You select the appropriate services that will assist you in achieving your goals. These choices then, are tailored to meet your specific needs and are monitored by measured progress.

Some skills you may consider:

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Home Management
  • Communication
  • Money Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Shopping/Consumer Skills
  • Cooking
  • Self Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution

Appropriate social skills are essential in maintaining personal relationships, employment, and for developing friendships that last a lifetime.

Because we believe that social skills are best learned in a social environment, we offer field trips, crafts and recreational activities to teach and reinforce appropriate social skills.

Our instructors employ a wide variety of activities to create an environment for clients to practice skills included in their individual development plans. Depending upon the individuals’ plan objectives, they may work on skills like asking questions, initiating conversation, staying safe, being polite and considerate, following directions, voice volume, recalling information, and many more.

Man reviewing paperwork with a woman in a wheelchair


Socialize and work and learn. Being independent.

G.B., Client

I enjoy working with Development Workshop as a TSC. My participants are well monitored and followed by the staff. They enjoy going there.

C.M., Targeted Service Coordinator

I am very grateful that you take my individual to do fun things because I am unable.

C.F., Parent

I want to learn. I make friends a the Workshop. I love helping my friends.

B.S., Client

Development Workshop has a structured, friendly environment that prioritizes individual responsibility, social development, and skill building to help clients reach their goals. They do a great job!

R.N., Targeted Service Coordinator

Why Choose Development Workshop?

Our Staff

All staff are First Aid and CPR certified. Individual attention is provided in a group setting. Our staff to client ratio is 1 to 5.

CARF Accreditation

LIFE at Development Workshop is the only program of its kind in Eastern Idaho that has earned the prestigious CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) National Accreditation.

CARF is an independent and nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers. Their focus is on ensuring that the services you choose will meet your needs for quality and the best possible outcomes. CARF’s rigorous audits help to guide us in delivering the best rehabilitative practices in the industry.

Licensed by the State of Idaho
Individualized Goals/Flexible Services

Activities are developed for each person and measured to result in increased independence.

Instruction is offered in a variety of structured environments including the community, the home and the classroom.

Need more information about our Adult Life Program?

Call our Director of Adult Life

Contact Wes Dance, Director of Adult Life at 208-524-1550 ext. 1028 for more information about our Adult Life Skills Programs.