Independent Living and Community Engagement

Students can become independent when they are taught to manage their health, set up where and how they want to live, learn how to get to places and manage money, transportation and schedules.

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.

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Community Responsibility

Adults should provide students opportunities to learn real-world skills within the community they wish to live.

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Housing Goals

Adults should help students explore the different options available for living independently after high school.

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Self-Care

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.

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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.

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