Independent living skills — such as interacting with others, managing money and taking care of yourself — are critical to manage activities of daily living.
Awareness: Understand principles of independent living.
Exploration: Identify strengths, preferences, interests and needs within each independent living topic.
Preparation: Practice independent living skills.
Implementation: Use independent living skills in home and community settings.
Workplace readiness training
Hear what young people have to say about independent living
Watch this 5 minute video and learn what these young people did to prepare for independent living.
LEARN: Develop your knowledge
Learn how to support youth in independent living.
The independent living philosophy is based on the core idea that people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else to participate in and contribute to the community. At the same time, it's OK to need support. We all depend on others, and others depend on us. Healthy interdependence can help people with disabilities live as independently as possible.