LAMS Opens New Living Skills Facility

LAMS students and staff and LAPS officials cut the ribbon Friday afternoon on the new Living Skills Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Living Skills Teacher Rebecca Smith shows her students some of the special features of the new Living Skills Center at LAMS. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Living Skills Program at Los Alamos Middle School has a brand new space.

School officials, staff and students from the program cut the ribbon and officially opened the new space Friday afternoon.

The multi-room facility was designed to facilitate the program’s goal of teaching life skills and providing physical and occupational therapy at LAMS.

There are seven students in the Living Skills Program. Other students will also use the space for physical and occupational therapy sessions.

This facility was many years in the making,” LAMS Principal Rex Kilburn said. “We hope to start moving in next week and be ready to go in less than a month. We’d like the students to get to use their new space before the end of the school year. We’ll use our current furniture until our new furniture arrives.”

“My students and I are so excited!” Living Skills Teacher Rebecca Smith said. “This space is so wonderful. We even have a kitchen area. There are separate rooms for different activities and therapies to take place at the same time.

“They couldn’t have chosen a more grateful group of students to have a new facility,” Smith said. “We’ve got windows! We’ve never had windows before.”

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