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)
http://www.dcdt.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DCDT-Fact-Sheet_IndependentLiving.pdf


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