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.
Once determined eligible for services, Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Stark DD) may be an important resource as your child transitions into the adult world. Request to talk to an SSA for help developing independent living skills.
Independent living skills are household activities which can help teach responsibility, independence and work skills. These include things like:
Daily or weekly routines established at home become learned over time, so it is important to start the behaviors early.
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