Moderate Support • Ages 10-14 • Goal:
Develop Life Skills
Action step 1.
Practice life skills at home and in the community.
Learning to do chores at home, like cooking and laundry, can help you get ready to live on your own. At the same time, developing skills, like shopping and managing money, can help you be active in the community. If you have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you can ask for a community skills assessment as part of your IEP transition plan.
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Action step 2.
Develop skills for independent living.
Keys to living on your own include being able to:
- Manage your time
Creating and following routines can make it easier to remember and complete tasks. Try different supports to find out what works best for you, like:
- Visual prompts
- Color-coded schedule or organizer
- Scheduling or calendar apps
You may also consider a residential transition program, where you can continue to learn and strengthen your independent living skills while living in a supported environment for a short period of time.