Students practice waiting in line, purchasing movie tickets, buying freshly popped popcorn and choosing a seat to take in a short, age-appropriate show.
Fringe Too Salon
Hair appointments and manicures are available for men and women. Students can schedule appointments in advance and learn the important lesson about tipping service providers.
Features shelves stocked with typical items found in a drugstore including food items and cold beverages. A cashier checks out customers on a real cash register.
Lessons in responsibility are taught as students look at, pet and feed animals. Rabbits, fish, snakes, and lizards are just a few of the animals we house in our fully functioning pet store.
Students interact with a bank teller to withdraw real money and keep it in their Friendship Circle wallet. They then collect receipts as they shop and return to deposit any unused money at the end of their excursion.
West Bloomfield Library
Students can use a special library card to check out age-appropriate books, learn how to use the Dewey Decimal system or do research on the Internet.
Henry Ford Clinic
A staffed waiting room and real medical supplies for role-playing help students become comfortable with the experience of going to the doctor or dentist.
Proposed Village Expansion
The purpose of the village expansion is to add more capacity for the Lessons for Life program and to begin a new vocational training program. In brainstorming the expansion, we made sure that all new spaces serve a dual purpose of expanding our Lessons for Life curriculum and maximizing the ideal vocational training opportunities. This new expansion square will be visited yearly by thousands of students with special needs across Metro Detroit.
Special Tees & More
T-shirts, sweatshirts, and specialty items, simulating a real specialty shop.
Centered in the heart of LifeTown is Weinberg Village, a 5,000 square-foot, true-to-life cityscape where our groundbreaking program, Lessons for Life, serves students with disabilities from 200 schools in 54 school districts. Lessons for Life fills the gap between classroom learning and real world experiences by giving the opportunity to confidently assume responsibility and independence in the outside world.