The formation of personal autonomy consists in the person’s capacity for self-determination, in the ability to make decisions alone, to evaluate existing options, as well as in the feeling that the person can do something and that he is free to make certain decisions. The development of personal autonomy / life skills is achieved through formal, non-formal or informal education, in order to train independent and responsible adults.
The purposes of a personal autonomy program may include:
- the proper use of objects for personal use (clothing, tableware, supplies, etc.);
- training and practicing personal hygiene skills;
- knowledge of the actions of the daily life regime (morning toilet, main tables, school and play activity, leisure time);
- training and practicing practical household skills.