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May 2003Vol. 4, No. 4Coordinated Resources for Life Skills Training

A coordinated set of online resources from Casey Family Programs helps professionals and caregivers work together to teach youth the skills they need to live successfully on their own. The website,, contains three components: the Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA), a Life Skills Guidebook for professionals, and Ready, Set, Fly! A Parent's Guide to Teaching Life Skills. Each resource can be used independently or with the others to develop a customized life skills teaching plan for youth ages 8 and up.

Also included are a manual for using the ACLSA and Guidebook, and age-appropriate activities for the program's six topical areas:

  • Daily living skills
  • Housing and community resources
  • Money management
  • Self-care
  • Social development
  • Work and study skills.

Casey has authorized three independent organizations to offer training on how to use the Casey Life Skills tools and how to use ACLSA data for outcomes assessment or evaluation studies. Find more information about these life skills resources and training opportunities at