Promoting independent living skills

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Independent living has been defined as “those skills or tasks that contribute to the successful independent functioning of an individual in adulthood” (Cronin, 1996) in the following domains: leisure / recreation, home maintenance and personal care, and community participation. This Fact Facts from the Division on Career Development & Transition at the Council for Exceptional Children discusses specific actions that teachers, schools, and families can take to promote independent living skills in youth with disabilities. (posted March 4, 2013)

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