Independent Living Skills
Daily life skills essential to your independence.
You already have many life skills, but if there are others you would like to have, Abilities United Independent Living Skills can help you develop them. You work one-on-one with your Independent Living Skills coach to learn the additional daily living skills needed to be as independent as possible.
First, you meet with an Abilities United Specialist to complete an assessment that evaluates your needs and abilities. Then, your goals are built into your Individual Service Plan (ISP). Lastly, you will be matched with an Independent Living Skills coach who will help you achieve independence according to your lifestyle and needs.
Personalized, one-to-one coaching will teach you the daily life skills needed to complement your existing skills. Your independent living skills service plan is designed to meet your unique needs and includes:
- Activities appropriate to your individual lifestyle
- Teaching methods catered to your individual learning styles
- Opportunities to learn new skills and develop existing skills
- Access to community-based resources and supports
Individualized services are tailored to meet your unique needs in areas such as:
- Increased independence and empowerment
- Social activities
- Volunteer and work opportunities
- Public transportation training
- Financial education
- Relationship development skills
- Emergency preparedness
- Personal safety training
Adults with developmental disabilities.
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm (with flexible scheduling as needed)
Activities take place at home and in the community.
(for residents of 1585 Studios in Mountain View, CA)
The Abilities United Integrated Living Program is a comprehensive, individualized program designed for adults with developmental disabilities, to learn the daily life skills necessary to be self- sufficient and live independently.
You will receive individualized one-to-one coaching to meet your personal needs and preferences. Abilities United services are provided in a supportive environment to encourage social connections at home and in the community. You will build a collaborative team with your family members, service providers, and Abilities United.
Paired with your personal coach, you’ll participate in:
- A comprehensive strengths and needs assesment
- Training and lessons to address your abilities, needs, strengths, preferences, and life stage
- Written plans with measurable goals and outcomes
- The development of a time-line to reach your progress
You will receive individualized and comprehensive support in the life skills areas you want to focus on including:
- Life skills
- Health and well-being
- Social and recreational
The Abilities United Integrated Living Program will help you ease the transition to living independently. You will have the opportunity to learn about yourself and your personal needs, strengths, and interests while accessing resources necessary for independent living.
Adults 18 and older with developmental disabilities.
You must be a resident at 1585 Studios and be able to commit to a 2-year program.
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Social and leadership activities may take place outside these hours and will be determined according to your individual needs and preferences.