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Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills (Part 1)

Access Academy webinar banner with logo. A cropped photo shows a child and caregiver washing dishes together. Text reads: 5/14/2024, Strategies for Empowering Independent Living Skills, Part 1, Mindy Koehne and Brittany Williamson. 3-4pm (ET). Family Connect logo included.


May 14, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Get ready to help students transition from school to home this summer! Join Part 1 of this webinar series to explore essential independent living skills for children who are blind or have low vision. Together, parents and professionals will learn to use a checklist to evaluate child abilities, setting the stage for personalized skill development in areas like personal care, mealtime, organization, time management, eating, cooking and so much more. This collaborative effort focuses on abilities aiming to equip children for better independence at home and in school. 



  • Mindy Koehne - TVI, COMS
  • Brittany Williams - TVI, COMS

Primary Core or ECC Area

Independent Living

Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments, Paraprofessional, Parent, Orientation and Mobility Specialist

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of accessing a child’s current abilities using a checklist as a foundation for personalized skill development in various aspects of independent living 
  • Demonstrate how to use the checklist to evaluate a child’s abilities in areas crucial for independent living 
  • Apply assessment information to create a tailored plan that addresses individual needs in personal care, organization, and household management 
  • Examine case studies to compare approaches to skills development 

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