SPASH Life Skills Center Stevens Point, WI
The Life Skills Center is a 3,000 SF apartment-based simulation program that focuses on the development of independent living skills for students with disabilities in an effort to better prepare them for life after high school. The apartment portion consists of an open concept dwelling with a kitchen, living room, full bathroom and bedroom. An electric lift system runs from the living area into the bathroom and bedroom. ADA accessibility was considered throughout: wheelchair entrance/navigation, threshold ramps, 36” door widths, kick plates, lever handles, and automated entrance doors and fully accessibly kitchen were some of the features provided. The Classroom portion of the building, provides additional classroom space for students, faculty and/ or the community. Lastly, the Blue Light Café, provides an instructional kitchen space for students to receive, develop and showcase their vocational skills.