Setting Goals for Independent Living and Community Engagement
No matter how and where students want to live, their success will depend on whether they have the many skills needed to live independently.
Adults should provide students opportunities to learn real-world skills within the community they wish to live.
Adults should help students explore the different options available for living independently after high school.
Adults should teach students skills for self-care including things to do to stay physically and mentally healthy.
Independent Living and Transition Planning
Transition teams should provide opportunities for students to learn independent living skills and provide practice within the communities they will actually be using the skills, such as work, home, school, stores and beyond.
Independent Living Subindicators
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Implementing Independent Living
When activities and skills needed for post secondary independent living skills are taught, students are more likely to live as independent adults within their home and community.