Karli moved to her own home in Eitzen, Minnesota, in 2009. Ten years later, she moved to Winona. See how Karli is enjoying her independence and living her best life (08:30).
It's your life, and you decide how you want to live it. Knowing your options will help you make decisions about how you want to live your life, who you want to help you, and how to get what you need. Thinking outside the box and getting creative can help you build a support system and connect to more resources than you might have thought possible.
Explore ways to live on your own, including getting care at home, adapting your home to meet your needs, and getting around.
Consider ways to develop self-advocacy skills — and see how others have done it.
This section covers three levels of decision making: independent decision making (where you make decisions on your own), supported decision making (where you get help making decisions) and substitute decision making (where someone else makes decisions for you).
Learn to make decisions about where you want to live, who you want to live with, and how you want to live your life.
The Hub can help you understand your options and get connected to helpful resources.