Transitions are hard, we can help…
Transitioning from high school to the adult world is new and different for all students. It can be particularly challenging for students with disabilities and their families as they leave high school and enter the world of adult services. This brings about many changes in their lives.
Successfully navigating this transition requires the answers to several questions:
- What does good transition planning look like?
- What kind of timeline should be followed?
- What entities need to be involved?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of the entities involved?
The ADRC offers a single entry point for information and assistance on issues affecting students and young adults with disabilities regardless of income.
This is what we can do:
Explain options for local resources and supports, so that the students, parents, and schools can make informed choices about education options and post-secondary activities.
- Collaborate with the schools and other resource agencies to help students and parents prepare for eligibility requirements and how to access public and private supports and services
- Provide options counseling related to support programs
- Help the student learn about employment and living options after turning 18 and/or leaving high school
- Present information sharing and/or training events to communicate with students, parents, educators, and school administrators
- Determine eligibility and/or enrollment for students age 17 years and 6 months for publicly funded benefits.
Here is a time-table that the we have come up with to help with transition planning. You can also call and request a Living the Dream booklet that we will mail to you free of charge.
Please call us so we can help make this transition as smooth as possible 800.514.0066