What is Independent Living Skills Training?
In the independent living skills program (ILS), people with disabilities learn essential life skills that can be applied to daily living and promote independence. ILS helps each consumer learn to live independently within the context of their level of physical, intellectual, and emotional development.
We provide personal training at the consumer’s residence or community daily or weekly, depending on what fits them best.
Who Benefits from Independent Living Skills Training?
Our ILS program is for anyone and everyone with developmental disabilities that create barriers to learning essential life skills.
Why are Independent Living Skills Important?
Individuals with disabilities often grow up with a supported living system, providing a safe environment and assisting them with daily tasks. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and individuals gain little to no support in childhood.
Regardless of upbringing, there comes the point when individuals mature into adolescence and adulthood and need to learn skills to help them live more independently. Learning even the simplest tasks, such as basic math and reading, plays a huge role in daily life.
ILS teach these essential skills in an environment suited to the consumer with methods and a pace that best fits their learning style and needs.
What are Examples of Independent Living Skills?
ILS assists consumers in essential life skills so they can live as independently as possible and thrive in daily life. We take the most important practices and break them down into individual categories. This way, our consumers understand the program, its key points, and what to expect during the training.
We always consider the cognitive and physical developments of each individual to ensure they receive the best-fit methods for their unique needs. ILS helps adolescents and young adults develop skills in:
- Basic Math & Reading
- Communication Skills; Verbal, Non-Verbal, & American Sign Language (ASL)
- Community & Home Safety
- DCFS Support
- Driving Education (Written Only)
- Food Preparation
- Health & Nutrition
- Housing Assistance
- Job Asst/Department of Rehab
- Locating Generic Resources
- Medical & Mental Health
- Medication Management
- Mobility Training
- Money Management
- Organization & Cleaning
- Parenting Support
- Personal Care
- Personal Hygiene & Health
- Problem Solving
- Public Transport Assistance & Safety
- Recreation & Social Leisure
- Self Advocacy Training
- Social Integration Skills
- Social Security
- And More!
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