North Texas SNAP’s Expanded Living Program was developed in response to parents and the board’s interest in having a precursorsary program to our Project Neighbor independent living program.
It is a comprehensive, individualized program to prepare our members for the step into greater independence and responsibility. Members will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that will help build confidence as they work towards the goal of greater independence.
Members of SNAP must apply for the program, if accepted, the program includes:
Over 20 areas of skills and understanding are covered through small workshops, one-on-one training and life coaching.
Life Skills developed:
This program is a one year, fee-based program that is highly structured and individualized for people with a mild or moderate intellectual and developmental disability, who wish to develop the skills and confidence to live life more independently.
For more information, please contact our Program Director.
“This is an in-depth teaching tool for my son. Randy is learning how to help care for himself in any living situation. This Program covers so many areas that are needed and I believe even parents may forget to address. We work as a team and I feel it is so beneficial and will help in whatever the future holds for him.” Patricia
“This is one of the best programs offered by North Texas SNAP for our young adult members in learning independent life skills. I was so impressed with what my son learned which covered all facets of life on your own whether it be now or in the future. I was involved with his growth as part of the program and highly encourage our members to consider it. A few activities among Adam’s favorites were washing and drying clothes, first aid, and cooking. I could see his confidence grow bringing a sense of accomplishment and preparedness. I have never seen anything offered outside of our organization that even comes close to this program and personally feel it is a must for the growth of our young adults.” Paul
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Our members’ unique needs and personal potential are guiding factors as we develop activities and programs, providing a positive and caring environment where friendships are nurtured and life skills are developed.