Independent Living Skills include everything from making choices about how and where one lives in the community to when and what you want to eat. These are skills that every child should develop to live their life as independently as possible.
There are several components to independent living skills. Creating a checklist of what your child can already do and what they need to learn will help give you and your child a blueprint of what goals and objectives should be developed.
Get more information here: Getting Ready for Independent Living at the Age of Majority
PEATC WAZE to Adulthood
Life Skills Checklist (English)
Life Skills Checklist (Spanish)
Checklist of Independent Skills
Meal Planning and Preparation
For a little over a year, I have been a resident of Georgia. Before taking the leap to live here independently, I lived in the sunshine state – Florida! Boy, how much I miss it. Great friends, gorgeous weather, so many memories . . . as a young adult, I was missing something.
Yes, I was making my own decisions (good, bad or indifferent – they were still mine.) I just felt as though I had a little more room to make this life more of my own – but how?
When I was 16, just finishing up my junior year of high school, my parents, brother and I moved from Connecticut to Florida. Whenever anyone pursues a transition of any kind, it’s advised that they seek the proper supports and start to become familiar with local resourses. And that’s just what my parents had done for this big move . . . Read more of Sukie’s story and follow her blog.