Independent living skills

If your child has developmental delays and functional needs, you may wonder if he or she will be able to live and thrive on their own. With the right preparation, young adults with developmental disabilities can succeed at living independently. Find supportive resources available here in Stark County.

What are independent living skills?

Independent living skills are household activities which can help teach responsibility, independence and work skills. These include things like:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Sweeping/mopping
  • Taking out the trash
  • Washing dishes

Daily or weekly routines established at home become learned over time, so it is important to start the behaviors early.

Life skills guides

6 Independent Living Skills Kids Need Before Moving Away from Home

Find tips to help prepare young people with developmental disabilities to live and thrive independently.

Daily Living Skills: A Key to Independence for People with Autism

A key to independence for people with autism.

Teaching Life Skills to the Intellectually Disabled

Before individuals with disabilities go out to live on their own, these are some life skills they should know.