Some 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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Words to know

Action step 2.

Develop strategies for independent living.

Keys to living on your own include being able to:

  • Plan
  • Organize
  • 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

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Words to know

You’ve reached the end of the action steps for this support level and age group.

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