Life I Can Skills Program
D'Vine Path offers a life skills program for high functioning adults on the spectrum, Asperger's Syndrome and other mild learning disabilities who have aged out of the high school (age 18 and over). The students attend our year long program training in life skills, self advocacy and empowerment through agriculture including viticulture, hospitality and the arts. Through weekly expert guest speakers and off- site field trips to other farms the students learn proper life skills to help overcome barriers to promote a healthy and more balanced lifestyle.
Every morning of program at 9:00 a.m., the students punch their time cards, relinquish their devices for the duration of the class, walk their vines, tend to their veggie garden and prepare for their quest speaker or field trip. At 11:00 a.m., they discuss the topic of the day then practice social skills.
-Students “adopt” a row of vines learning how to personally care for their plants giving them a sense of ownership and purpose.
-Students must relinquish their headphones or devices at the beginning of each class until the end to promote focus and attention to presentations and to each other.
D'Vine Path uses expert licensed mental health and fitness professionals to educate and train our students to maintain good health practices to prevent or control disease and /or prevent injury.
-A licensed Nutritionist educates our students on proper eating,
helps organize a food and nutrition plan by utilizing a food diary, and help promote healthy eating habits to prevent illness.
-A licensed Personal Trainer delivers safe, effective, fun and interesting workouts to all our students, as well as teach everyday fitness for easy maintenance.