Daily Living Skills Training


daily living skills training for early years 3-13

Does your child with disabilities need help with developing life skills?

Aptiv’s daily living/life skills program is an educational and skill development program with individualized training to improve a child’s abilities to independently perform routine daily activities and effectively use community resources. The activities are hands-on instructional and focused on skill development.

This program allows a child to learn a specific skill set. Children in this program are encouraged to participate in the skill trying to be obtained as independently as they are willing and capable. The purpose of the program is to eventually have the child be able to complete the task on their own. This requires staff to teach the child the skill and gradually fade their support until the child is able to do the task on their own.

Examples of Daily Living Skills Training service options

Daily Living Skills Training may include but is not limited to, skill development in:

  • Following a recipe and cooking meals
  • Learning to ride the bus
  • Learning to advocate for themselves
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Socialization Skills

Depending on the need, transportation arrangements can be included with these services as well. The program requires an individualized development plan for the child.

Get Results

Our objectives are...

  • To provide activities to enrich a child’s quality of life

  • To educate and build upon daily living experiences while promoting basic work habits, appropriate behavior, teamwork, and responsibility

  • To open doors to opportunities to learn new skills and increase existing skills

  • To prepare a child for independent participation in life skills and life events

Locations offering Daily Living Skills Training for ages 3-13

We provide services to the counties surrounding our offices in:

Black River Falls, WI
La Crosse, WI
Janesville, WI

How do I get started?

First Steps

We would love the opportunity to talk with you about your questions and needs.

  1. Contact Aptiv today for an informational, no-cost, no-obligation discussion to determine options for participation*.
  2. Aptiv meets with the individual and their support network to develop an individualized plan and provide services as outlined in that plan.

*If a family is eligible for funding through the state and county they will be assessed by a county social worker and can request to be referred to Aptiv for services.

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funding & support resources

Wisconsin Funding for Youth

Wisconsin has multiple programs available for children with delays or disabilities. The programs listed below assist families in caring for their child at home and in the community.

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Extended School Year Services

ESY (Extended School Year) services are required special education and related services provided beyond the limits of the school term, in accordance with the child's IEP, and at no cost to the parents. These services are necessary in order to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE).

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Family Voices of Wisconsin

Helping families who have children and youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs navigate health care and community supports.

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It’s because of gifts to the Aptiv Foundation that children and adults with disabilities are reaching their goals.  It is only through the vision and generosity of contributions to the Aptiv Foundation that it becomes possible to provide the level of support each person needs and deserves. Contributions go to funding facility improvements, program equipment, and other tools to help people with disabilities live, learn and work in our communities. 

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