Independent Living Skills

Independent Living Skills, classes to live more independently.

Why should you attend an Independent Living Skills class?

These classes allow you to learn and practice skills to live more independently, while meeting other people with similar experiences.

Independent living classes are always the third Tuesday of the month. We take a half hour (1/2 hour) for lunch from 12-12:30pm. You are responsible for your lunch. There is a cafeteria on our campus.

As apart of your independence we encourage you to arrange your own transportation. If you live within our boundaries, contact your independent Living Advocate to inquire about availability.

If you are not enrolled in Ability360 Independent Living Services and would like more information about the Independent Living complete the form at the bottom of this page.

If you would like to attend or request transportation, please call (602) 443-0707

Classes every 3rd Tuesday of each month online through Zoom and/or in-person.

All Independent Living Skill classes will be from 10:00 am-Noon

New Year Goal Setting & Motivation

January 17, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

A new year can be a fresh new start! Join us to welcome 2023 and set your goals for the new year. You will learn how to set realistic goals and some tricks and tips for getting and staying motivated. This class will be held over Zoom from 10a-12p on January 17th, 2023


February 21, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Getting around our large city can be challenging! Do you know just how many accessible transportation options are available to you? Join us for a day of learning about transportation at Abiltiy360 on February 21st, 2023 from 10am to 12pm. We will have a guest presenter from Valley Metro, Dolores Nolan.

Budgeting & Money Management

March 21, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Living on a fixed income often means every penny counts. This month’s Independent Living Skills Class will be about budgeting and money management. Join us to learn skills and tips, review your spending habits, and discuss your money goals. Class held Tuesday, March 21st, 2023.

Social Skills & Etiquette

April 18, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

In this modern age, socialization is expressed through multiple avenues from in-person conversations, social media, and other virtual means. This month’s class will center on learning social cues, practicing effective social skills, and having discussions about challenges, questions, and advice to share with others. Class will take place on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023. 

Self-Care & Mental Health

May 16, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, which raises awareness of people’s emotional, physical, and mental well-being. This month’s class will look into ways to practice self-care and be mindful of our mental health. Join us to learn more about mental health awareness. Class will take place on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023. 

Healthy Relationships & Boundaries

June 20, 2023 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Relationships are all around us, from family, friends, partners, service providers, to coworkers. This month’s class will focus on identifying the importance in setting boundaries and discussion about what represents a healthy relationship. We welcome you to join us to learn more about ways to foster and maintain healthy relationships vs. unhealthy relationships. Class will take place on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023.

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What else can we offer you?

We provide trainings, resources, and information; we can help you take control of your life in order to live independently. Trainings can include, and are not limited to: budgeting; goal-setting; learning public transportation; self-advocacy; organization; personal grooming; nutrition; stress management; and communication skills. The first step towards independent living is to call and set up an appointment with an Independent Living Advocate to schedule a one-on-one Independent Living personal assessment. Our advocates will encourage you in setting a goal(s) and offer resources and support.