Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills training is designed to teach people with disabilities independent living skills that will assist in accomplishing their goals. The program is individualized, goal oriented, and outcome based. Depending on a person’s goals, Independent Living Skills Training is provided in the consumer’s home, in the community or at the SEMCIL office. Training can be provided on an individual basis or in a group setting. The length of services is determined by the progress that is made in accomplishing specific goals.

Examples of Independent Living Skills training areas:

  • Transportation
  • Self-advocacy
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Accessibility and Assistive Technology
  • Communication skills
  • Executive Functioning
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Social skills
  • Accessing services and supports
  • Pre-employment skills
  • Personal safety
  • Cooking and nutrition
  • Health and wellness

Independent Living Assessment: Independent Living Assessments explore many aspects of daily living and help an individual identify and prioritize areas where Independent Living Skills Training may be beneficial.

Areas evaluated in the Independent Living Assessment include:

  • Cooking and Nutrition
  • Healthcare
  • Employment/Education Options
  • Homemaking
  • Transportation
  • Budgeting/Financial Management
  • Housing Options
  • Sexuality
  •  Advocacy
  • Community Resources
  • Socialization
  • Recreation/Leisure
  • Grooming/Hygiene
  • Disability Rights

Independent Living Program Goals:

  • Assist persons with disabilities to improve their ability to live independently in the community.
  • Help individuals learn the skills necessary to live as independently as possible.
  • Assist persons with disabilities to achieve their individual goals.