Supporting Life Skills Development During a Typical College Day
This Grab and Go Fact Sheets summarizes best practices for coaches and mentors who support dually enrolled students with intellectual disabilities and autism on college campuses. Students who receive transition services and attend college have many opportunities throughout the day to develop and use life skills. In fact, the more students stay on campus, the more opportunities they have to use these skills in natural contexts and with natural cues. Sometimes, IEP teams are tempted to address learning goals in high school settings where these skills were traditionally taught. However, as students transition to more age appropriate settings, we have an ideal opportunity to teach them the life skills that are needed at college and beyond.
Paiewonsky, M., Cerasa, DeGrandpre-Abodeep, T. & Butler, J. (2017). Supporting life skills development during a typical college day, Think College Transition Grab and Go Practices, Number 1. Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston.