To help youth progress toward living as independently as possible, build a strong foundation of independent living skills.
Introduce youth to independent living skills, such as interacting with others, managing money and taking care of yourself.
Introduce youth to topics such as safety skills, managing a home, meals, clothing and appointments, as well as telephone use, digital literacy, recreation and leisure.
Help youth understand the basics of community living, including housing and transportation.
Help youth understand sources of income and money management basics.
Introduce youth to healthy living topics such as well-being, health care and benefits, relationships and more.
Advocacy and supports
Independent living requires self-advocacy, engagement and appropriate use of informal and formal supports.