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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

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.