This program addresses four critical areas for achieving independence:
Self-Reliance: Self-reliance leads to increases in independence, confidence and success throughout life. Direct instruction of essential home and community living skills and the incorporation of self-management strategies are used to support clients in becoming more independent in their day-to-day lives.
Anxiety Management: Anxiety can be a major barrier to success at home, in the community and in social settings. Through the use of self-monitoring and coping skills, clients learn to recognize and manage their own anxiety in various settings and contexts.
Social Awareness: Achieving success with peers and other members of the community requires one to be socially aware. Clients increase social awareness by learning critical social skills and monitoring their use of these skills in a variety of social settings.
Decision Making: The ability to make well-thought-out and responsible decisions becomes increasingly more important as children grow up. Clients become better decision makers by learning to assess benefits and risks and anticipate the short and long term consequences of their actions, as well as to recruit assistance and feedback when necessary.
Designed to teach the foundational skills critical to a life of independence, this program centers on self-reliance and teaches clients to use self-management strategies to increase independence in their day-to-day lives.
Each Steps to Independence program is tailored to include the most appropriate self-management strategies based on each client’s unique set of strengths and abilities.