Personal Care Toolkit
In this Personal Care Toolkit, we’ll be focusing on the process of learning personal care as well as discussing some of the obstacles to keeping up with personal care for autistic people across the lifespan.
Each individual is in a different place and can benefit from learning about the options available to them.
Personal care can be difficult to manage for some, and there is typically an overlap in other areas such as organizational skills, executive functioning, self-advocacy, and coping skills that are also important to consider.
The Lifespan Toolbox is a collection of toolkits for everyone in the autism community from self-advocates, family members, professionals, and other members of the community to get on the same page about autism and lifespan.
We span topics all over the lifespan, specifically thinking about the adulthood years (the longest span of our lives!) and how we can all work together to support the autistic person/people in our lives and community.
Research and reported experiences from autistic individuals show a need to receive individualized support regarding life skills and to be connected with others. That’s where the Lifespan Toolbox comes in!
Sign up for the the Lifespan Toolbox to access the interactive web page of this Toolkit + all current and upcoming Toolkit releases: https://www.autismgrownup.com/toolbox
- We have a growing library of toolkits and are adding to it on a biweekly basis. There are numerous topics to cover here!
Up to Date Resources
- Isn’t it frustrating to finally find a resource and discover that it’s from 2011? We keep ours updated with news, research, and feedback from the ASD community.
- Each toolkit page has an interactive webpage with active links and videos. You can also download the PDF which has ample space for taking notes.