Independent Living

The goal of Independent Living is to assist participants to become active members of their community and achieve greater independence
Services are designed to meet the unique needs and interests of each individual

Services include:

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Life Skills Training

Classes and instruction are intended to help adults with developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence.

A variety of topics are offered including budgeting, safety skills, meal preparation, task completion, getting along with others, and more.

Who is Eligible?

Individuals 18 years old or older who:

  • Have been determined to have a developmental disability and have qualified for Medicaid or self pay
  • Have available the necessary medical, social, psychological, and other diagnostic materials
  • Are able to show progress within six months from the initial service date
  • Are able to maintain a 90% positive attendance record or better unless a medical condition prevents program attendance

Where are Services Provided?

Life Skills Training is provided in the home of the consumer, in the community and at the Tesh facility in Coeur d’Alene.

Who to Contact?

If you would like more information about this service, please contact Tesh at (208) 765-5105 and ask for theVice President or email

Tesh is available to work with parents, guardians, caregivers, and others involved in the life of an eligible individual-whether funded through Medicaid or self-pay

Activity Center

A variety of activities are offered in a quiet, safe setting, including arts and crafts, board games, and classes in current events, reading, and computers. Recreational outings  are also a part of the program.

Who is Eligible?

An adult over the age of 18 years who:

  • Has been determined to have a developmental disability and is on a Medicaid-funded waiver or self pay
  • Has no challenging and/or maladaptive behaviors
  • Is able to provide self-care

Where are Services Provided?

The Activity Center is located in the Annex adjacent to the main Tesh, Inc. facility in Coeur d’Alene.

Who to Contact?

If you would like more information about this service,  please contact Tesh at (208) 765–5105 and ask for the Vice President, or email

Vocational Center
In our Vocational Center, individuals experience a natural work environment.  Individuals are encouraged to prepare and transition into community employment.

Clients improve their productivity gross and fine motor skills, task completion skills, time management, communication skills, etc.