L.I.F.E. is the acronym for “Learning in Functional Environments”. The purpose of the L.I.F.E. Skills program is to prepare students with severe disabilities to participate/function as productively and independently as possible in critical natural environments. The goal for these students is to achieve maximum independence while participating in integrated community, domestic, recreational and vocational activities. Students with disabilities attend schools in their community in an integrated and age appropriate school. The school provides structured opportunities for social and academic interaction between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers in order to promote socialization. Participation in school and community events is planned. Parents work with educators to evaluate, plan and set goals for their child.