Use the Ansell-Casey Lifeskills Assessment to determine current knowledge and target learning opportunities. Educate parents about "teachable moments" and work the development plan. Start no later than age 12. Involve the youth and family even when they are reluctant or seem resistant. They get better as they gain experience. Using this tool, we have been able to get high school IEP case managers to engage in "age appropriate transition assessment". Materials on the website are free.
Use the Ansell-Casey Lifeskills Online Assessment for Independent Living Skills.