Skills Training & Education

The Arc’s Skills classes create a college-like academic experience for adults with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy & other developmental disabilities, providing courses offered over three terms in essential life skills, personal growth, healthy living, sports and fitness and the arts.

The curriculum is designed to reflect clients’ Individual Program Plan (IPP) objectives with classes offered in the following subject areas.

  • Literacy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Computer skills
  • Healthy relationships
  • Nutrition and cooking
  • Leisure planning
  • Personal banking
  • Yoga and aerobics
  • Self-advocacy
  • Civic responsibilities & voting


Skills Services brings in community partners and volunteers to teach on special subjects that are topical and relevant to students’ lives, including voter education, self-defense, banking and saving energy. Volunteering at The Arc is a great way to share your passion, give back to the community and make new friends along the way. Volunteer at The Arc

For more information or to volunteer, email Stacy Trager, Skills Manager
(415) 255-7200 x154