The Independent Living Skills Development Program (ILSDP) is designed to help you make the most of your abilities and increase your self-reliance and self-confidence. Independent living skills are those skills necessary to live as independently as possible; by providing you with training and resources the skills training program can help you take control of your life in order to live independently. Such skills may include but are not limited to: housekeeping, cooking, time management, shopping, laundry, and budgeting.
Learning or re-learning how to be self-sufficient in today’s world is essential to the goal of living independently. As you might imagine the barriers can be overwhelming. The skills training program is designed to empower individuals with disabilities to make and act upon their own choices. The skills training program helps individuals succeed with their goals and help provide the information, resources, and skills necessary to create and/or maintain independent lifestyles.
The ILSD Program may assist you in the following areas:
- Building Self Esteem
- Social Skills
- Money Management
- Personal Image
- Interviewing Techniques
- Career Options
- Small personal goals
- To understand the Independent Living Philosophy
- To equip participants with the knowledge and tools to effect change
Independent living skills are as basic as learning to take responsibility, making good decisions, and learning how to solve problems. The teaching of these skills builds self-confidence and leads to independent thinking.