A place to learn how to live on your own
Physical disabilities often make it difficult for people to lead an independent life in their own home without live-in help. Simple, everyday skills such as cooking, cleaning and washing clothes may require special caution and procedures to be performed safely and effectively. Learning these skills requires patience and practice.
The independent living skills model apartment provides human services students with a setting to teach persons with disabilities the skills needed to live in an apartment by themselves. Students learn to develop procedures and teach effectively while patients have the chance to learn and practice in a safe, monitored setting.
The apartment is used by the rehabilitation services program and the school psychology program.
The independent living skills apartment is supported in part by a gift from the Bettye and Murphy George Foundation.