Independent Living

Adolescent Autonomy Checklist

  • This checklist, developed by the Youth in Transition Project a University of Washington Division of Adolescent Medicine, allows users to rate independent living skills by skills that the student can already do, needs practice with, and plans to start.
  • Skills included in this checklist are Household Management, Emergency Response, Personal Hygiene, Health Care, Community Participation, and Leisure.

BRIGANCE Transition Skills Activities

  • Provides lessons in employment, independent living, community participation, and more designed to accompany the Transition Skills Inventory.
  • There are several activities per lesson to support a range of abilities and interest.

Casey Life Skills  

  • The Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessments provide instant feedback to assist the IEP team in developing customized transition learning plans.

Community Based Skills Assessment pdf

  • Observation and interview-based assessment
  • Covers home, leisure/recreation, work and functional skill areas
  • Three Assessment Levels (ages 12-6, 17-22, post-high school)

Employability/Life Skills Assessment  

  • Created by the Ohio’s Employability Skills Project and developed by Roberta Weaver and Joseph R. DeLuca, this assessment provides a Likert scale to rate students aged 14 to 21 on social behaviors and daily living habits needed for employment.