“To ensure success, students need to make sure that they have achieved independence in daily living, study and self-advocacy skills,” Dr Patricia Quinn.
- Awaken himself each day.
- Be responsible for his own laundry.
- Keep his room and possessions organized.
- Take any medication needed with few or no reminders.
- Eat healthy meals and exercise regularly.
- Manage money.
- Make good decisions about how to manage stress and to balance time between fun, chores and schoolwork.
- Set up a study schedule and stay on top of schoolwork without reminders.
- Organize ideas, write and edit his own papers.
- Motivate himself to face assignments and tasks that he doesn’t really enjoy.
- Clearly explain strengths and weaknesses to teachers and other people.
- Comfortably ask for help or admit when he doesn’t understand something.
- Find resources or support when he can’t figure something out on his own.