Independent Living Skills Training


Independent Living Skills Training is a service provided under the CADI, BI waivers and Community Directed Community Supports program  that develop, maintain and improve the community living skills of a person.


An ILS Coach provides direct training to address the identified skill development needs of a person in the areas of:

  • Communication skills
  • Community living and mobility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Reduction/elimination of maladaptive behavior
  • Self-care
  • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills


    Semi-independent living services are services under the DD waiver that include training and assistance in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, personal appearance, hygiene and other activities needed to maintain and improve the capacity of an adult with a developmental disability to live in the community. A goal of SILS is to support people in ways that will enable them to achieve personally desired outcomes and lead self-directed lives.

    The SILs services are also provided by an ILS Coach.


    ILS Coaches are trained coaches who support and encourage people to learn new things that will help them to become independent, socially engaged and happier people.