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Independent Living Skills Introduction

Independent living skills are what you need to take charge of and direct your own life. You need these skills to be successful in your job and in your personal life.

Independent living skills include:

  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Managing money
  • Getting around
  • Keeping it clean
  • Job seeking
  • Using community resources

In these next activities, let’s look closer at these skills, practice using them in real life situations, and take on some challenges to improve your independent living skills. Learning these skills takes practice and you’ll need support from your family, counselors and anyone else you rely on.