Example Self-Care Curriculum

If you’re looking for information to supplement your current educational program, we’d like to share  some example material from our colleague at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in collaboration with Community Choices.

 Autism Labs™ Example Self Care Package (PDF, 20MB)

This is a self-care curriculum for adults with developmental disabilities, including autism, offered over an 8-week period in the spring of 2012. It was developed through a collaborative research-to-practice partnership between the cooperative Community Choices and UIUC . Many of the tangible resources were created by The Autism Program (TAP) – an academic-community partnership.

This class was offered to a group of approximately five adults, 3 males and 2 females, 20-28 years-old for one hour and fifteen minutes per week. Instruction was given by two individuals, one full-time staff member (Community Life Coordinator) at Community Choices, and our colleague, Christy Nittrouer, a content-contributor for Autism Labs and graduate of UIUC’s Master’s of Science program in Special Education. For any questions or feedback, Christy would love to hear from you at christylnittrouer@gmail.com.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to distribute and modify as long as you give attribution to Community Choices and Autism Labs.