The Folder of Information of Life Experiences (FILE) helps you organize the information you gather, information you need and information you share with others along the way. This system of record keeping was developed for parents by parents and professionals. Included in the system's carrying case are 10 folders with simple instructions to help you maintain each folder.


Independent Living Centers

Need help with learning the skills to live independently? Need some devices to live successfully independent? Contact your local independent living center for more information.

Independent Living Choices

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Western Resources for Independent Living

West River

Healthcare Transition

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Transitioning from childhood to adulthood is exciting and challenging—both as a young person and as a parent of a young person. Preparing for health care transition often receives less attention than preparing for other transitions in school, work, relationships, and independent living. We’re here to help you know everything you need to about health care transition. Take a look at the set of Frequently Asked Questions with answers provided by experienced youth, young adults, and parents.

Improving Your Child's Self-Advocacy Skills