DISCOVER healthy relationships

The LDI core curriculum is designed to help students succeed in modern day society. Our challenging courses and strength-based approach encourage students to realize their full potential, by emphasizing practical education, emerging leadership, career, and life skills for adult daily living

What it means to “take care of yourself”

LDI students develop self-awareness of how their behavior can affect the positive development of peer relationships. As part of a connected social community, each student has staff and peer support to recognized engage in commonly accepted and practiced adult social graces. Consistent practice, weekly social-recreational activities and an accepting environment reduce social avoidance or non-engagement behaviors, as students effectively handle the perceived risks of “social failure”.

Achieving a Sense of Self

  • Recognizing personal, physical, and psychological needs
  • Recognizing personal interests and skills
  • Identifying emotional triggers

Building Self-Confidence

  • Expressing feelings of self-worth
  • Identifying others’ perceptions of self
  • Receiving and expressing praise
  • Receiving and expressing criticism

Building Responsible Behavior

  • Respecting rights and belongings of others
  • Acting appropriately in various social settings

Maintaining Age-Appropriate Interpersonal Skills

  • Practicing appropriate listening and responding skills
  • Initiating and keeping close relationships

Achieving Personal Autonomy

  • Taking responsibility for personal organization
  • Managing and resolving conflict
  • Achieving satisfying quality of life

Communicating Responsibly in Adult Circumstances

  • Recognizing and responding to emergency situations
  • Communicating appropriately in a variety of adult settings
  • Respecting others and working towards eliminating discrimination and prejudice
  • Reflecting on and re-evaluating personal opinions and ideas