Life Skills Center




At the Life Skills Center, students ages 15 through 22 years work towards maximizing independence and readiness for life as an adult.  Students of the program explore vocational interests, prepare for employment opportunities, work on enhancing their academic literacy and social/communication skills, and learn other essential daily living and recreation skills.  The program is suited for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.


life_skillsThe Life Skills Center provides educational services using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in one-on-one, group, and community settings. Educational activities are both center and community-based and focus on teaching functional academics, self-care, vocational, social/communication, and other life skills.  Each student’s skills and areas of needs are evaluated through vocational inventories, life planning meetings, functional assessments, and ongoing data collection. The Life Skills Center is accredited by the CABAS® Board and the Virginia Association of Independent Specialized Education Facilities (VAISEF), and licensed by the Virginia Department of Education.

Schedule and Location

Students enrolled in the Life Skills Center attend year-round, Monday through Friday from 8:15 until 2:15. The program is held at 1600 Willow Lawn Drive, within walking distance of The Faison Center’s main building.


If you’d like more information about enrolling a student in the Life Skills Center, please contact us via email at or call us at (804) 612-1947.