Variable 3: Performing Activities of Daily Living Well

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⚕️ An important indicator of preparedness for independent living and the ability to care for oneself

All youth with disabilities – 46%

  • Students with intellectual disabilities – 25%
  • Students with multiple disabilities – 20%
  • Students with autism – 17%

Percentage of Youth Performing Activities of Daily Living Well

Percent of students performing activities of daily living well

Source (NTLS2 data, Lipscomb et al., 2017)

What can we do to ensure that youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities are prepared to function as independently as possible? And how can we increase parent and family expectations for future independent living?