Transition: It Happens

making saladIn the intellectual disabilities system, families know there will come a time when their kids will become adults and the services and resources available to them will change. It is important to be ready for the changes that can come and the best way to do that is by preparing. The earlier families get started, the better the process can be. Preparation allows families’ time to ask the questions they need answered and for changes to be made in order to help their child live an Every Day Life.  

Transition involves:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Pediatric -to- Adult healthcare providers
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • And more….

For more information about transition and to connect with local groups, check out the links provided below:

National Parent Center on Transition and Employment:
http://www.pacer.org/transition/         

Philadelphia Transition Council:
http://sparcphilly.org/arc_philadelphia/programs/secondarytransition.html

Autism Transition Handbook:
http://www.autismhandbook.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Transition to Adulthood Program:
http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/transition-adulthood-program

Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership:
http://www.pasocpartnership.org/family-partner/training-and-events

PEAL Center:
https://pealcenter.org/leadership-development-2/ 

Vision for Equality:
http://www.visionforequality.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Transition-From-School-to-Adult-Life.pdf