The AFLS Assessment Protocols
The AFLS Guide
The AFLS Guide is a teaching companion that contains task analyses, teaching suggestions, and prompting strategies that complement the AFLS corresponding protocols. This valuable resource provides information about the features of the AFLS system – scoring, program development, and identifying goals and objectives while addressing the learner’s unique needs.
Basic Living Skills
A great place to start is to utilize this life skills assessment from the AFLS as it provides for a strong foundation of functional self-care skills individuals with autism and/or developmental disabilities need in order to care for one’s self. Basic self-help, self-care, self-management, and core communication skills are assessed in this protocol.
Whether the learner is living with parents, in a supported facility, a group home, or independently (with or without roommates); the Home Skills Assessment Protocol provides an essential review of skills required for living in a home. The basic and advanced skills assessed include preparing and eating meals, cleaning tasks, laundry, leisure skills, and household chores and mechanics.
Community Participation Skills
Community participation is a part of everyday life, but this can be challenging for individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder. This protocol dives deep into how to deal with public communication, shopping, transportation, social situations, restaurant etiquette, and other skills areas that help learners be members of their community.
There is always progress to be made in an individual’s life, and this is especially true for those who have developmental disabilities and are attending school. This protocol covers all age levels of education – elementary school, middle school, high school, and the college experience. It also incorporates skills that are necessary in a wide range of classroom environments; for example, special day classes, “pull-out” settings, inclusion, and regular education classrooms; while taking into consideration the individual’s level of development.
When it comes time for learners to prepare for transition into the workforce, this protocol assesses their readiness within critical skill areas such as job searching, resume building, and interview preparation. The protocol also includes skill subsets on basic task knowledge, various trades, and other work-related areas – including social skills and appropriate behavior when interacting with others.
Independent Living Skills
The Independent Living Skills assessment protocol provides parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals with all the information needed to teach essential skills to learners who are preparing to live in an independent environment. The skill subsets in this protocol include organization, household, financial, relationship management, and more!
Generate successful programs for your learners
The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is a criterion-referenced skills assessment tool, tracking system, and curriculum guide for teaching children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities the essential skills they need in order to achieve the most independent outcomes. Educators, professionals, and parents/caregivers using the AFLS report positive results almost immediately.
This developmental disabilities and autism assessment can be used with early elementary to adult learners. Unique in its ability to meet individuals at their skill level, the AFLS engages and guides its users across all environments in achieving the highest possible levels for the individuals they serve.
AFLS is the highest quality most versatile assessment system available that offers learners a pathway to independence regardless of what skills they possess. This product provides the basis for developing a curriculum or treatment plan in the areas that are most relevant and important – home, school, in the community, and beyond.
Distinctive in its simplicity and affordability, AFLS was created with one goal in mind – to help learners gain the skills and confidence they need for functional living. There are a multitude of opportunities for learners with disabilities to be active members in their communities. These abilities become reality when using the AFLS independent living skills assessment system across all critical areas for functional living.
Why the AFLS Works
- Utilize Anytime, Anywhere – The AFLS spans all areas critical to the development of functional living skills (Basic, Home, School, Community, Vocational, and Independent)
- Need Curriculum? Use the AFLS to Develop It! The AFLS supports and enhances any curriculum – no matter the mandated curriculum – the AFLS works with them all
- Easy to Understand – Written in practical non-technical language; no certification required
- Simple to Use – Complete with a Guide that provides step-by-step instructions with examples and methods making the system easy for all stakeholders
- Affordable and Customizable – The AFLS is significantly less expensive than other autism assessment tools and users can customize their program to the needs of any learner at any time