Teachers and teaching assistants provide all instruction. If needed, the services of a speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, school social worker, school psychologist, school nurse, audiologist and teacher consultants are available.
Students may be referred by their current service providers or parents. The referral process must be completed before the student is enrolled in the program.
The purpose of the CFI program is to provide instruction in functional living skills that will enable students to participate as independently as possible in their home and community.
The students who attend the CFI program are young adults, ages 18-26, who have moderate to severe cognitive impairments. Some students have additional disabilities. Students come from all local school districts within the Jackson County Intermediate School District.
The program is located at the Kit Young Center on Parnall Road. The Kit Young Center was constructed in 2001 specifically for the program. The center has classrooms, a laundry and multipurpose room, instructional kitchens and a workshop. Instruction is also delivered at various community sites, such as long-term care facilities, restaurants and businesses.