Independent Living Skills Training

Independent Living Skills Training

Services that develop, maintain and improve the community-living skills of a person. 

ILS training is direct training from a staff person 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.

Assistance and supervision may occur during the delivery of ILS training services. However, training must be the primary service provided.

ILS training does not cover the following:

  • ILS training provided in licensed settings that are not the person’s home
  • Overnight supervision
  • Services that duplicate other Minnesota state plan or waiver services.

Design the methods, materials and settings used to provide ILS training to meet the following outcomes:

  1. Increase the person’s independence by teaching skills so tasks and activities can be performed with decreased dependence on caregivers
  2. Increase the person’s opportunities to interact with people without disabilities who are not paid caregivers
  3. Provide daily schedules, routines, environments and interactions similar to those of people without disabilities of the same chronological age
  4. Provide skill training in an environment where the skill will be used
  5. Support development of decision-making skills and informed choices in all aspects of daily living, including selection of service providers, goals and methods, location and decor of residence, roommates, daily routines, leisure activities and personal possessions.