Independent Living Skills (ILS) Trainers

All employees pass the DOJ background tests, have a clear DMV report, and excellent personal and professional references. Most staff have a paraprofessional background in special education or/and ABA certification.


Instruction can be provided in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Mhong
  • Loatian
  • Lahu
  • Vietnamese
  • Hindi
  • Picture exchange communication system (PECS)

Regions Served

Services include an individual intake interview and assessment and direct one on one instruction and support. Regions served are: 

Services Provided

Intake and Assessment

Intake and assessment consists of an interview and data gathered from a variety of sources, including the individual’s:

  • Individualized Program Plan (IPP)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Ancillary reports
  • Medical records
  • Family input

Direct Service

An Individual Service Plan (ISP) is created for each consumer outlining individualized instruction, based on assessment data. ISP’s contain measureable goals with quarterly updates to track progress. Common areas of instruction and support include:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Home maintenance
  • Medical and well being appointments
  • Medication organization and management
  • Mobility training
  • Benefits management
  • Community access
  • Social skills training
  • Pragmatic communication training
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Self advocacy
  • Parenting support
  • Educational and school support
  • Court appointments and legal support
  • Driver education
  • Interagency collaboration