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Independent Living

At Ashley School we believe in the importance of teaching independent living skills to our students. These skills give them greater control over their lives and offer more choices for the future. They help them to deal with the daily life issues and social demands of living independently. Our independent living approach isn't about living alone; it's about being 'able' to live alone.

Many of our students work on independent skills that include using public transportation, managing a bank account, budgeting, job searching, vocational training and motor vehicle studies, which prepare them to pass a driving test.

Our young people can go on to have a fulfilling career, meaningful relationships and independence.

Real Life Opportunities

Wherever possible, real-life opportunities are fully utilised. We are able to give students opportunities to develop Independent living skills in a home environment in our off site accommodation, the 'Ashley iPad'.

Skills include:

  • Laundry
  • Gardening
  • Personal Finance
  • Budgeting
  • Cooking
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Shopping
  • Cleaning
  • Independent Travel

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