Managing your own kitchen: Independent Living

Independent living often takes a lot of time, preparation, and team work.  It is important to plan for your daily needs and emergencies.  Independent living requires an individual to develop self-determination and advocacy.

THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THIS SECTION:

Independence is different for everyone. For some people independent living may involve personal care attendants, nurses, or drivers while for others it may involve independent living specialist and skills training. This section addresses the important aspects of independent living that should be addressed. It includes information on managing supports, finding services, and recognizing the need for help.

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POWERPOINT

Independent Living Powerpoint
addresses problem solving, housing, transportation, and emergency preparation

HANDOUTS

Independent Living Whitepaper
proposes barriers faced in independent living for youth with disabilities

Transportation White Paper
discusses barriers and resolutions for transportation issues

Housing Tips
although focusing on Arizona, this has tips for housing

Transportation Tips
although focusing on AZ, has tips for travel

Emergency Supply Kit
includes a detailed list for emergency supplies

TOOLKITS

Budgeting Toolkit
provides great tips and an example budget

Personal Care Attendants Toolkit
provides tips on finding, hiring, and keeping PCAs

Independent Living Checklist
contains a detailed checklist to prepare for independent living