Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) is an intervention for adult patients 40 years and older living in board-and-care facilities who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. The goal of FAST is to improve patients’ independence and quality of life. The intervention is manualized and based on social cognitive theory and independent living skills programs. FAST targets six areas of everyday functioning: medication management, social skills, communication skills, organization and planning, transportation, and financial management. Participants in FAST meet once per week, in a group format, over the course of 24 weeks. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and is led by a master’s- or doctoral-level therapist or by a nursing paraprofessional in the board-and-care facility.