Students Attaining Independent Living

The S.A.I.L. transition program is a community-based, life-skills program for students ages 18-22. The goal of the program is to prepare students for the transition from public education to adult living at age 22. The program uses supported real-life experiences to facilitate the development of independent adult skills. As appropriate, students practice their independent skills in community settings.  The SAIL students meet in a variety of locations based on their individual needs. Several of our students from Batavia, Geneva & Kaneland spend 2 days per week at Waubonsee Community College where they are able to explore the college, work with their teachers on academic life-skills, receive social-emotional support and coaching as well as take college courses. Students from St. Charles & Burlington enjoy these same options at Elgin Community College. Students in the SAIL program also spend time at Shelby Center in St. Charles, Fox Valley Community Church in Batavia as well as several worksites throughout the Fox Valley area.

Program components include: