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There are areas of life that make day-to-day life function for all people, with or without disabilities. They put order in our life.

Also, we will have information on personal hygiene and grooming, along with techniques that professionals might use to teach social skills to persons who have disabilities.

Areas of daily living that may be addressed are: meal planning, shopping, cooking, housecleaning, learning appropriate behavior when dealing with different situations: acquaintances, strangers, friends, co-workers, etc.



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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (55 Products)
Electronic Media (29 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (4 Products)
Other (8 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
100 Learning Games for Special Needs with Music, Movement, Sounds And...Silence
This book has many ideas to teach young children new skills using fun activities.
60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More
This book use real life examples to help people on the autism spectrum learn social skills.
A Self-Determined Future with Asperger Syndrome: Solution Focused Approaches
This book is about how people with Asperger's syndrome move through their day and have a high quality of life.
Acting Out: Workplace Social Skills Book Set
This material teaches skills that help with work-related problems.
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
Autism & the Transition to Adulthood Success Beyond the Classroom
This book is about the best ways to assist young adults with autism as they move from school to community life.
Cents and Sensibility (2nd Edition)
This booklet is a guide to money management. It is designed for use by people with disabilities who live in Pennsylvania.
Conversation Skills Curriculum
These two books provide training material on how to talk with, and get to know people. The ideas are helpful at work and in the community.
Cooking by Color: Recipes for Independence
This is a cookbook made so it is easy for everyone to use. It uses colors and words to help people find the information they need, and learn to be good cooks.
Daily Living Skills Worksheets: Reproducible Resources for Teaching Independent Living Skills
A book with worksheets to help people learn independent living skills.
Essential for Living
These assessment tools are helpful for teaching children and adults communication and functional living skills. They are also helpful in addressing challenging behaviors.
Explore Your Community KIT
This material teaches community living skills, like transportation and banking. There is a book and a DVD.
FISH: Functional Independence Skills Handbook: Assessment and Curriculum for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This book has tools to help people with disabilities learn to be more independent.
From Communication and Safety to Self-Esteem and More - 10 Essential Abilities Every Child Needs and Deserves to Learn
This book reviews life skills and people who have austism spectrum disorders.
GET Going! Guiding Everyday Travel
This pocket guide helps people use public transportation safely.
Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life Tools for Parents
This book is about helping teens with disabilities prepare to become adults.
Home Cooking Color-Coded Picture Cookbook
This is a picture and color coded cookbook.
How to Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
This book shows how to help people who have intellectual disabilities learn to care for themselves. It can be purchased in print or as an e-book.
How to Teach Life Skills to Kids With Autism or Aspergerís
This book lists skills especially important for kids with autism or aspergers syndrome. It also explains teaching techniques and is written by a woman who has autism.
Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: A Fun Curriculum with a Focus on Social Understanding
This book teaches social and life skills.
Impact: Feature Issue on Parenting Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities
This newsletter/magazine has articles about being the parent of a young adult who has disabilities. Some articles explain research and policy, some give ideas parents can use, and some tell the stories of people. Can download as PDF file for free.
Informal Assessments for Transition: Independent Living and Community Participation
This book has many checklists about being prepared to live and work in the community.
Intellectual Disability: Promoting Daily Living Skills in Adolescents
This fact sheet is about teaching living skills to young people with disabilities. It is written for families.
Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult
This book helps people who have Autism learn about social cues. It is written by a woman with first hand experience.
Let's All Listen: Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism
This book has 46 songs that help people with disabilities learn new communication skills. It comes with a CD that includes all of the songs.
Life Skill Readers
This book helps people learn basic reading skills.
Life skills curriculum
This is a series of six units to help people with disabilities learn to live independently. Each comes with an instructor's guide and most have flash cards to help people remember the skills they are learning.
Life Skills Manual Community Based Services Program
A training curriculum for teaching life skills to people with disabilities.
Living Well on the Spectrum
This book has ideas for people on the autism spectrum to improve the quality of their lives.
Look 'n Cook Package
This cookbook with DVDs teaches people how to cook. There are 62 different recipes shown.
Look'n Cook Microwave Cookbook [Spiral-Bound]
This cookbook is easy to use. The recipes are in pictures.
Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating Doníts Hi-Lo Stories about Real Life
This book has interesting stories that are easy to read.
Made for Good Purpose What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult
This book gives parents ideas about how to help their children become independent adults.
Mike's Crush
This book has lessons for youth with Asperger's syndrome about relationships and boundaries. There is also a version for families.
Moving Ahead with Food: Matching Oral Motor Skills and food Textures
This tool guides parents in introducing new foods.
Music for Special Kids: Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources
This book has many activities that use music to teach kids important skills. The activities are engaging and lots of fun.
Ready, Set, Potty!
A book about toilet training and toddlers, children and adults who have disabilities.
Relationships Skills: A photo resource
These cards and booklet help people learn about relationships.
Safety Skills Reader Book
This is an easy to read book that teaches safety skills.
Social Literacy: A Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety
A twelve-week training curriculum to teach adults with disabilities social skills. It includes a book and a CD.
Social Thinking at Work Why Should I Care?
This book is about social skills important while on the job. It is written to adults who are on the autism spectrum.
Specific Natural Activity Program (SNAP ) Curriculum - supporting adults with developmental disabilities
This curriculum helps people learn many different basic skills.
Systematic Instruction Of Functional Skills For Students And Adults With Disabilities
This textbook has ideas for teaching people with disabilities skills they can use.
Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome: The Official Strategy Guide for Teens With Asperger's Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disorders
This book is about living with Asperger Syndrome. It is written directly to teens.
Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
This book teaches about keeping yourself clean, and is easy to read. You can see the first few parts of the book online for free.
The Down Syndrome Issues and Information Series
This series of books explains many different parts in the life of someone with Down Syndrome.
The Promise of Behavioral Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities
This book has ideas about how people with intellectual disabilities learn new skills. It has advice for teachers, families, and DSPs.
The Social and Life Skills Menu: A Skill Building Workbook for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This book helps people with Autism Spectrum Disorder learn how to get along in the world. There are many questionnaires and work sheets to help.
The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond
This picture book helps teens and adults practice social skills. It is meant especially for people on the autism spectrum.
The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder & Other Social-Skill
This workbook has activities to help people develop social skills.
Transit Customers Rights and Responsibilities Bookmark
This bookmark explains the rights of people with disabilities in using public transit. It can be downloaded for free.
Visual Recipes: A Cookbook for Non-Readers
The recipes in this cookbook are in pictures.
Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job DVD
This DVD shows the best way to act at work. It comes with a very complete teacher's guide.
You Can Cook
This is a picture cookbook for people with disabilities. It also has information and lesson plans for teaching cooking skills.
You Can Ride
This booklet uses pictures and easy to read words to show people how to ride the bus and train.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
"On Your Own" DVD series
These DVD's teach life everyday skills.
A Boy's Guide to Growing Up (DVD set)
This DVD helps boys who have intellectual disabilities learn about puberty.
App of the Day
This webpage regularly profiles new apps that are coming out to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Asperger's Difference DVD: A Film For and About Young People with Asperger's Syndrome
This DVD is about people with Asperger's Syndrome.
Autism 5-Point Scale EP tech app
This iPhone app was designed for specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to assist them in communicating effectively with first responders in a variety of emergency situations.
Becoming Independent
This film is about 3 young adults with disabilities, and shows them at work and home. It explains their transition into adult life.
Dollars & Sense
These CD-ROMs use real life examples to teach about living within a budget.
Emergency Response Training
This DVD has training for both DSPs and people with disabilities about how to prepare for emergencies.
Explore Your Community KIT
This material teaches community living skills, like transportation and banking. There is a book and a DVD.
Health Care Transition
This website helps youth with disabilities transition successfully from pediatric to adult healthcare. It includes online training.
Healthy Eating
These two DVD's help people learn about good nutritution.
I Know How to Act DVD
This DVD teaches helpful social skills. It is designed for adolescents but may also work with adults.
Intellectual Disability: Promoting Daily Living Skills in Adults
This sheet gives ideas on teaching life skills to people with disabilities.
Just In Time Disaster Training Videos
These online training videos help people with disabilities prepare for many types of emergencies and disasters.
Learning Life Skills on the School Bus
This online presentation shows how students who have intellectual disabilities can use school buses to learn how to use public transportation.
Life Skills Games
These board games teach people basic community living skills. There are five games for people who do not read well, and ten games for those who are able to read.
Look 'n Cook Package
This cookbook with DVDs teaches people how to cook. There are 62 different recipes shown.
Manners For the Real World: Basic Social Skills (DVD)
This DVD teaches good social behavior.
Mary on the Move DVD Series
Using the example of Mary, these DVDs teach people with intellectual disabilities about how to live independently
My-Own-Home.org
A website that teaches about home ownership. It is made for self-advocates and has videos, articles, blog posts and powerpoint presentations. Follow Brad and learn how he purchased his own home.
RRTC on Secondary Conditions in the Rehabilitation of Individual with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) YouTube Channel
These are free 3 to 5 minute "how-to" videos for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). In the videos people with SCI show how to do many different functional skills.
Side by Side Learning
Side by Side is a new approach to training that allows direct support staff and the people who receive support to use the time they spend together, to learn together.
The Asperger's Difference
This DVD tells the stories of three young people who have Asperger's syndrome. They are good role models for others.
Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs
This DVD provides core principles and practical techniques for successful toilet training with children who have special needs.
Transition to Work and Self-Sufficiency DVD's
These six DVDs are about going to work.
Transition: The Missing Pieces
This CD-ROM is about how transition to adulthood can be especially difficult for students who have Asperger's syndrome.
TRN Online Presentations
These online presentations are for staff training. Each is one hour long. They may also be helpful to family members and people with disabilities.
Working Together: Personal Assistance Training and You
This website has information on hiring, training and working with a personal assistant.
Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job DVD
This DVD shows the best way to act at work. It comes with a very complete teacher's guide.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Health Care Transition
This website helps youth with disabilities transition successfully from pediatric to adult healthcare. It includes online training.
Life Skills Games
These board games teach people basic community living skills. There are five games for people who do not read well, and ten games for those who are able to read.
OCALICON
This annual conference has many good ideas for people interested in autism, assistive technology, and low incidence disabilities. It is held in Ohio each Fall.
Yachad, National Jewish Council for Disabilities
This program believes in full inclusion of Jewish people with disabilities in community life. It provides services to people of all ages.
Other
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
Life Skills Games
These board games teach people basic community living skills. There are five games for people who do not read well, and ten games for those who are able to read.
Life Skills Manual Community Based Services Program
A training curriculum for teaching life skills to people with disabilities.
Look'n Cook Microwave Cookbook [Spiral-Bound]
This cookbook is easy to use. The recipes are in pictures.
Space Race
This game teaches people with disabilities about self-determination.
Taking Care of Myself: A Hygiene, Puberty, and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism
This book teaches about keeping yourself clean, and is easy to read. You can see the first few parts of the book online for free.
The Choices Game Staying Safe in Social Situations
This board game teaches youth how to make choices that will keep them safe.
The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder & Other Social-Skill
This workbook has activities to help people develop social skills.


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