Preparing for Independent Living

Independent Living prepares transition-age youth for social relationships, recreation and leisure, housing, transportation needs, and living with increased autonomy after high school.

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Life After High School: Preparing Your Child With Blindness or Low Vision

Young adults have many options when it comes to life after high school. Depending on their abilities and interests, some of the possibilities are: Similarly, they have various choices about […]

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Future Living Arrangements for Your Child Who is Blind or has Low Vision and Multiple Disabilities

A range of residential options are available for adults with blindness or low vision and multiple disabilities. Which will best meet your grown child’s desires and needs as well as […]

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Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When a Child Who Is Legally Blind Turns 18

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs-based benefit program that offers financial assistance to individuals who have serious health conditions or disabilities such as blindness or low vision. If your […]

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Assertiveness Training

This lesson series instructs students to communicate assertively instead of passively or aggressively. Assertive communication is built on a foundation of self-respect and respect for others. The lesson discussions and […]

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Money Management

Introduction This unit of lesson plans is designed to introduce the client to spending and saving money intentionally and wisely. The lessons cover the tools to manage an income by […]

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Problem Solving

Introduction This set of lesson plans is designed to introduce a systematic approach to problem-solving through a motivating, practical application: fundraising for a celebration or field trip. The student will […]

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Stress Management

This series of lesson plans is designed to present endeavors and relationships that enrich emotional health and well-being, equipping your student, client, or consumer to manage work-related stress before it […]

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Social Skills

Introduction This lesson plan series is designed to give your client an overview of verbal and nonverbal techniques for conducting oneself considerately, appropriately, and positively. General topics such as self-presentation […]

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