Self-management is a set of tools that can be learned to increase independence in setting and reaching personal goals. Successful people, from past presidents to superstar athletes, have used self-management to reach their goals. The ability to self-manage is associated with increased independence, because control of behavior change belongs to the individual rather than other people. Individuals with disabilities have been shown to be successful in self-management across environments including home, academic and work settings, and in social situations. Transitions students have the exciting opportunity to participate in real research conducted by faculty and graduate students of The Sage Colleges on how to most effectively teach and apply self-management during the transition to greater independence. Whether or not students choose to participate in the research, they will access a carefully prepared curriculum that builds skills in self-management across four important areas: setting goals, self-monitoring, self-prompting and self-reinforcement. These skills will become important tools in every other aspect of the program, so that every learning experience is more likely to be maintained when the program ends.