Independent living skills (ILS) are the tasks students need to manage their daily life, such as housework, hygiene, and time management.
These documents help you track what students should be able to do at each grade level.
Use the ILS Checklist to document when a student is able to accomplish each skill.
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These guides outline what skills are appropriate by the end of each grade. The skills are included on the ILS Checklist.
- Preschool [PDF]
- 2nd Grade [PDF]
- 4th Grade [PDF]
- Elementary School [PDF]
- Middle School [PDF]
- 10th Grade [PDF]
- 12th Grade [PDF]
Tips and Lessons
These resources explain how to teach different ILS.
Kitchen and Food
- ILS Videos [Website]
The Washington State School for the Blind hosts videos that show how to teach various skills.