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Independent Living

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Actively participating in community life is important for us all. This may include living in the community of our choice, housing, and being an active citizen where youth and young adults with disabilities. This section of our website includes information and resources to support community living. (Please click on the following link for more information: http://secondarytransition.org/topic/community/)

The Outcome for Independent Living is for Individuals to have the ability for independent living and obtain self-management skills in order to live with the least level of support on a daily basis. Independent Living is the ability to carry out basic activities of Daily Living (ADLs)such as[bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and feeding] and perform Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) [managing personal health care issues; shopping and meal preparation, performing household tasks such as laundry and cleaning, handling financial affairs, and driving and/or arranging transportation].

 

The goals of Independent Living are to:

  • increase the ability to access the community through public or other transportation
  • increase the ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living
  • increase the ability to successfully manage basic activities of daily living

 

Please browse this website below: