The Life Skills Program at Whittaker Center specializes in serving people diagnosed with moderate to profound intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Learning opportunities are provided in the areas of communication, social skills, personal and community safety, hygiene, nutrition, exercise, awareness of personal rights and basic academics. Supports guided by Certified Behavior Analysts, are provided to help people with challenging behaviors learn new ways to communicate their needs and emotions. Many participants also require supports for personal care needs. Individuals come to the service, often by public transportation, from diverse home settings including family homes, residential facilities, and independent residences. The Life Skills Program helps people gain the skills needed to be as independent as possible in their homes, communities, and future work settings.