Independent Living Skills (ILS)

ILS is direct training from a staff person to develop, maintain and improve the community living skills of a recipient.  ILS can be provided in the home or in the community, and identifies needed areas of development such as communication, self-care, or interpersonal skills.  Whereas the goal of other services may be to assist or supervise an individual, ILS service’s primary objective is to provide training to that person.  ILS is used by some case managers to encourage an individual to socialize with his or her community.