Virtual CPS provide learning opportunities for adults with disabilities to acquire, improve and maintain self-help, domestic, socialization and adaptive skills.
Virtual classrooms provide instructor led curriculum-based lessons using the Zoom platform. Participants benefit from a structured but flexible learning environment, an accommodating schedule, and an emphasis on participant choice. Other benefits include:
- Face-to-face sessions for socialization and interaction with peers.
- Safety features that enable visits with participants to observe their environment and make sure they are safe.
- Continued progress on work goals through Job Readiness instruction and daily living skills with live cooking lessons, exercises, current events, hygiene lessons, and so much more.
- Access to local communities with virtual and simulated 360 tours as well as travel around the world using various internet resources like YouTube, Google Earth, and virtual reality.
Curriculum topics include:
- Job Readiness (Core Services)
- Virtual Field Trips
- Enrichment Activities
- Health and Wellness / Exercise
- Music and Art Therapy
- Current Events / News
- Culture (Around the World)
- Functional Math and Reading Skills
- Social Stories / Role Play
- Emotional Well-Being
- Community Resources
- Soft Skills and Life Skills
- Basic Sign Language
- Book Club
How does virtual CPS work?
Sessions are one hour in length and are offered three times a day, five days a week. A calendar of activities is available in advance. Participants must have access to an internet-connected device that can run Zoom, such as a computer, iPhone, or tablet.
- Documented diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability or Developmental Disability
- 18 years of age or older and post-high school
- Ability to perform basic Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADL’s) independently
Individuals are referred by Supports Coordination Units and are funded by waiver programs available through the Allegheny County Office of Intellectual Disability (OID).
To learn more, contact:
Nicole Weber, Assistant Director of Disability Services,