Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills

A child at a sink washing dishes.

Kick off the summer by helping your child practice independent living skills. APH Hive and APH FamilyConnect joined forces to provide an Access Academy two-part webinar, perfect for parents and professionals looking to assess and develop critical skills for children who are blind or have low vision. You’ll learn to use a practical checklist to understand your child’s current abilities and create a personalized plan for skill development. 

Learning and Activities to Include this Summer 

Part one covers the beginning skills and activities for organization, cleaning/household activities, time management, cooking, and money management. Gather tips and ideas for helping your child learn about food prep, the order of events, putting items away, and storing items.  

Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills: Part 1

Part 1

Dive into the detailed activities for your child to develop independence over the summer with Activities to Increase Independent Living Skills.  

Part two explores more in-depth skills needed for organization, cleaning/household activities, time management, cooking, and money management. Gather tips and ideas for helping your child create and stay organized digitally, create a cleaning schedule, use a planner or agenda, make food decisions, and understand expenses.  

Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills: Part 2 

Part 2

Discover many ideas to help your child with their advanced skills and further their independent living skills.  

Activities to Increase Independent Living Skills are advanced skills designed to be incorporated this summer.  

One Step at a Time 

It is summertime, a time to regroup and enjoy family time and adventures. Work one skill and one activity at a time into your family routine. This provides the best opportunity for your child to practice, find success, and gain independence.  

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