- physical and cognitive abilities;
- independent living skills;
- family finances and financial aid;
- family and caregiver abilities;
- and Young adult and family comfort with different living arrangements.
- full-time or part-time employment;
- college, vocational schools, or other training programs;
- day programs offered by local non-profit organizations;
- volunteer programs offered by for-profit or non-profit organizations;
- Recreational activities offered by community organizations.
- the young adult's disability and independence skills;
- the family members' skills and ability to care for the young adult;
- the young adult's ability to find employment;
- the young adult's ability to secure transportation for employment, health care, recreation, and other activities;
- the young adult's ability to pay for housing and other expenses;
- the total costs of housing, utilities, food, transportation, recreation, and other expenses for the various living options;
- and the young adult’s eligibility for services that provide care and support and how the different living situations may support or jeopardize eligibility.
- Level of care
- Types of disabilities served at the facility
- Private or government financing
- Compliance with regulatory agencies
- Social, educational, and recreation activities offered
- Type, level, and licensing of professional staff
- Ability of the individuals to leave the facility for social or employment opportunities
- Location in the community or distance from family and relatives
- The general feel of the facility (like a hospital or a home)
- household chores
- options for employment
- transportation options
- options for personal care/support
- accessible rooms
- emergency plans
- staffing levels
- daily routines
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
Provides information and advocacy for independent living with links to locate state councils and local centers.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Accessibility and Universal Design
US Department of Education, Office of Accessibility and Universal Design.
NICHCY, Services for Adults with Disabilities
The National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities provides information and links related to independent living, recreation, employment, education, and other topics.
Youth/Young Adult Transition Needs Assessment ( 91 KB)
A worksheet to help the youth or young adult determine strengths and needs to help prepare for transition to adulthood; from the Utah Family Voices Health Information & Support Center.
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|Author:||Alfred Romeo, RN, PhD - 2/2013|
|Content Last Updated:||2/2013|