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Specialty Courses

Foundation for Successful Living offers specialty courses that focus on topics that are important and not always available in a formal classroom setting. Current specialty course offerings include Healthy Relationships, Financial Literacy & Budgeting, Safety in the Home and Community, and Social Skills. The courses are offered twice per week (2 hours per class) for 8-10 weeks at a time.

Each course’s curriculum is tailored to the I/DD community to accommodate people on all different learning levels. Courses are available to those on the SLS and DD waivers, as well as through private pay.


“I liked the budgeting class, I learned how to use my calculator to budget in real world scenarios. I would recommend this class.” – A.A. 

Upcoming Classes-Colorado Springs

    • Financial Literacy & Budgeting
      June 27, 2023 – August 29, 2023 (No class July 4)
      Tuesday & Thursday  2:30-4:30
    • Social Skills
      September 11, 2023 – November 17, 2023
      Monday & Wednesday  2:30-4:30

Contact Alexa Brown to register

Upcoming Classes-Denver

    • Healthy Relationships
      June 6, 2023 – August 10, 2023 (No class July 4-13)
      Tuesday & Thursday  2:30-4:30
    • Community Life Skills Summer Group
      June 5, 2023 – August 9, 2023 (No class July 3-14)
      Monday & Wednesday  9:00-4:30

Contact Jessica Highstreet to register


Course Content

Healthy Relationships

  • Different Types of Relationships
  • Public vs. Private
  • Decision Making
  • Starting a Romantic Relationship
  • Sexual Feelings, Attractions and Acts
  • Avoiding Pregnancy and STIs

Financial Literacy & Budgeting

  • Emotional Spending and Impulse Control
  • Smart Funds (Practice banking during every class)
  • Positive and Negative Interest
  • Different Types of Bank Accounts, Loans, and Credit Cards
  • Calculator Skills
  • Staying within a budget

Safety in the Home and Community:

  • Electricity and Appliances
  • Fires, Burns and Chemicals
  • First Aid & When to get Help
  • Who is my Safe Circle?
  • Phone and Internet Safety
  • Interacting with Law Enforcement

“I’m learning to be safe. I like this class a lot. I think it’s awsome! It makes me happy.” – A.D.

Social Skills:

  • Starting and Holding Conversations
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Positive Self-Talk
  • Feelings and Emotions
  • Boundaries
  • Advocacy

“I liked everything about this class. I learned how to have good conversations.” – A.K.

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