4. Life Skills & Independent Living (HS) & Independent Living/Functional Skills (MS)


High School Array III.D - Life Skills and Independent Living: Provide training in the use of community resources, domestic skills, money management, finding and maintaining housing, identification of post-school support. Includes benefits planning
Middle School Array III.C - Independent Living/Functional Skills: Training in the use of community resources, domestic skills, money management, finding and maintaining housing, etc.
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Before you vote in the next election, know the voting process in your State. These tips from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission examine the options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently.  Mar 21, 2016, 11:17 AM Tedra Trimm
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Worksheet to practice addressing envelopes. Credit to Lynda Smith Davis and found on www.funny-first-grade-people.com.  60k v. 1 Oct 16, 2018, 12:53 PM Emily Chavez
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In this game, students click the spinner to see how far their car will advance. After each spin, they will be asked to categorize expenses. If they get it right, they'll be one step closer to winning. But if they get it wrong, they're sent backwards.  Mar 31, 2016, 8:43 AM Tedra Trimm
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This lesson uses a Better Money Habits video to help students will learn about the costs associated with renting a place to live.  Mar 31, 2016, 8:43 AM Tedra Trimm
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Shasta 21st Century Career Connections - Essential Life Skills for All Teens. A chart that depicts independent living skills for all teens and information about how to access services locally.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:48 AM Tedra Trimm
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Generated directly from cacareerzone.org to assist with the "Developing a Budget" worksheet as an offline classroom activity to increase awareness of budgets and the importance of less familiar facets such as Utilities and Insurance. Can also be used to prep students to use the CA Career Zone online Budget Tool.   799k v. 2 May 9, 2017, 9:34 AM Emily Chavez
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Can be used to prepare for the CA Career Zone online budget tool by determining the location they want to live and what other items they may want to include in their personal budgets. Can also be used in conjunction with the "Developing a Budget Guide" as an offline activity.   22k v. 2 May 9, 2017, 9:34 AM Emily Chavez
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To be used in conjunction with CA Career Zone's Budget Tool to record their personal budget. Includes questions to analyze if the career they chose supports the lifestyle they want.    9k v. 3 Oct 16, 2018, 12:36 PM Emily Chavez
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Casey Life Skills (CLS) is a free tool that assesses the behaviors and competencies youth need to achieve their long term goals. It aims to set youth on their way toward developing healthy, productive lives.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:11 AM Tedra Trimm
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Independent Living Checklist from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:11 AM Tedra Trimm
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Life Skills Inventory Independent Living Skills Assessment Tool from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:11 AM Tedra Trimm
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Wisconsin Community of Practice on Health Care. This booklet is intended for youth and young adults who are preparing to transition to life as an adult. The purpose of the booklet is to provide a general overview of the knowledge, skills and actions that need to be addressed as part of the fluid process of adolescent transition for youth with special health care needs.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:43 AM Tedra Trimm
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Transition to Adult Living - Transition Health Care Checklist (PDF; 9MB). Department of Health, State of Pennsylvania. A comprehensive transition planning tool that inventories readiness to transition and explores an array of transition issues, including health and wellness factors.  Mar 24, 2016, 9:43 AM Tedra Trimm
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Link for ordering free print copies of "Kids & the Law" from the State Bar of California.  Mar 20, 2015, 1:44 PM Tedra Trimm
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Kids and the Law was first published in 1996 after a State Bar survey revealed that many kids were unclear about certain laws and the consequences for breaking them. It was revised into its current form in 2010.  Mar 20, 2015, 1:44 PM Tedra Trimm
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The Federal Trade Commission campaign aims to educate tweens (kids ages 8 to 12) about advertising so they can become more discerning consumers of information.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:42 AM Tedra Trimm
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Money Talks for Teens is a bilingual (English/Spanish) money management curriculum aimed at teens 14-18 years old and the adults who work with them. The materials, developed by a team of University of California Cooperative Extension advisors, specialist, and staff, provide teens accurate, non-biased information and hands-on experiences in financial management.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:37 AM Tedra Trimm
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MoneyTeach is a resource center where K-12 educators can search and select from a variety of personal finance lesson plans, course guides and other financial education materials. Educators new to teaching personal finance can jump start their lesson planning by learning from experienced peers who share their insights and best practices in regards to specific lessons and activities.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:46 AM Tedra Trimm
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Moneytopia is an immersive game that helps you learn more about managing your money while having fun. The loftier and more costly your big dream, the longer the game will last. Play the game—or, for a quick overview of different topics, check out the Moneytopia Tutorials.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:31 AM Tedra Trimm
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This website is a product of the Congressionally chartered Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, which is made up of more than 20 Federal entities that are coordinating and collaborating to strengthen financial capability and increase access to financial services for all Americans.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:17 AM Tedra Trimm
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NEXT GEN PERSONAL FINANCE is a free, online library of 1500+ personal finance resources including: 65+ complete lessons (with teacher guides and assessments), 100+ standalone activities for experiential learning, nearly 300 videos, and a Blog updated 5-6 times per week with lesson ideas, current events and discussion questions.  Mar 24, 2016, 12:02 PM Tedra Trimm
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To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At practicalmoneyskills.com and whatsmyscore.org, you can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:54 AM Tedra Trimm
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Loaded with great information, supplemental materials and even video clips, “Curriculum Online” allows you to educate your students about insurance and risk management in a manner that is fun, engaging and relevant to their everyday lives. “Curriculum Online” provides teachers with a classroom-ready product that allows them more information to share with their students and less time to have to spend preparing the lesson plans and gathering the material.   Oct 30, 2018, 2:08 PM Jina Martelle
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Launched in 1997, the site provides tools to help parents as well as educators teach children to manage money wisely and develop good financial habits: the building blocks for a secure future. Given the current rate of savings and debt in America, this is a lesson that desperately needs to be learned.  Mar 24, 2016, 11:07 AM Tedra Trimm
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"Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions" uses a mix of humor, on-the-street interviews and provocative insights from innovative thinkers to explore why we spend, why we save (or don't) and how we think about money. Travel from Wall Street to Main Street, and from the halls of academia to the Santa Barbara wine country, to find out how our brains—and the marketplace—affect how we deal with money.  Mar 24, 2016, 12:00 PM Tedra Trimm
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Your Life, Your Money features compelling, real-life stories of young people facing and overcoming intense economic challenges. This one-hour special will empower our youth with sound, simple financial advice - raising awareness on banking, credit, investments, budgeting, insurance, self-employment, and more. Teachers and parents can also find tools and resources to help create their own activities and lesson plans.  Mar 24, 2016, 12:45 PM Tedra Trimm
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Lesson created by "BehaviorBoss" from teacherspayteachers.com.  448k v. 2 Oct 16, 2018, 1:07 PM Emily Chavez
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Link for ordering free print copies of "When You Turn 18" from the State Bar of California.   Jan 23, 2015, 12:33 PM Unknown user
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When You Become 18 was first published in 1991 by California Law Advocates and revised eight times. The State Bar took over publication of the guide in 2002. It is available in English and Spanish.  1197k v. 4 May 2, 2013, 1:53 PM Tedra Trimm
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Spanish version of "When You Turn 18" from the State Bar of California.   2511k v. 4 May 2, 2013, 1:53 PM Tedra Trimm
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