ILS is mostly training you to learn and improve the skills you need to live on your own. You may also get ILS to stay independent if you live on your own. You can get ILS in any setting, even if you live at home with your family or in a licensed facility while you prepare to move out.
SLS usually includes more direct services. SLS is for people who need more than training to be independent. You can only get SLS if you live on your own in a home you own or rent.
Some regional centers do not distinguish between ILS and SLS and may provide similar services under each category. Ask to see your regional center’s purchase of service (POS) policy to learn how your regional center describes and provides these services.