Independent LivingResources and guidelines for educators, parents and agencies that will assist transition age youth identify and move toward their postsecondary goals in independent living.
As students prepare to transition from the K-12 system into adulthood, it is important they acquire the skills to enjoy a quality life. Living skills are essential for all youth, including youth with disabilities.
The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) has identified evidence-based practices in secondary transition planning that lead to positive post-school outcomes. Opportunities to learn independent living skills will lead to a smooth transition.
Transition Planning: The Basics
Independent living experiences are referenced on pages 6-7, 18-19, and page 26.
These pages also provide information on how to comply with elements 1-6 of the Indicator 13 requirements of the California Annual Performance Report (APR) .
Support for Independent Living
California Department of Rehabilitation
This site provides information and links to resources related to mobility, assistive technology, employment services, and job readiness.
Independent Living Skills
Independent Living Checklist
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability.
Life Skills Survey Independent Living Skills Inventory
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
The Transition Health Care Checklist: Preparing for Life as an Adult
A resource to help youth and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities make a successful transition to adult living that includes their education, health and community living.
Transition Health Care Checklist: Transition to Adult Living
Department of Health, State of Pennsylvania
A comprehensive transition planning tool that inventories readiness to transition and explores an array of transition issues, including health and wellness factors.
Health and Wellness
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Healthy Transitions: A Pathway to Employment for Youth with Chronic Health Conditions and Other Disabilities. This policy paper examines strategies to achieve employment for youth with chronic health issues.
Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. Users can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.
CalABLE is a savings and investment plan offered by the state of California to individuals with disabilities
Financial literacy resources for youth, families and teachers.