Transition to Adulthood for Youth w/ Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
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Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

  • Transition Guide: From School to Adulthood
  • Transition Timeline for Youth with Autism
  • Understanding Guardianship
  • Special Needs Trusts and Wills
  • Navigating the Employment System
  • FAQ’s on the Transition IEP for school personnel

Transition from School to Adulthood
This comprehensive guide from the Arc of King County explains services a youth may need as an adult, what the services do and how to connect with them. The guide covers Social Security Income, Developmental Disabilities Administration, employment, transportation, special education, housing, care and respite.

Transition Planning for Youth with Autism
Washington specific information from Autism Speaks on how and when to start each step of the transition process including the IEP, vocational rehabilitation, guardianship, social security and housing.

Understanding Guardianship
Special Needs Trusts and Wills
Answers common questions on setting up a trust or will for a child. Includes a resource list of books, articles and helpful organizations.

Employment after High School
Transition services are planned thru a team that provides support and guidance to students with disabilities as they prepare to move to the work place.  Use this resource from Washington DSHS to find the transition counselor in your school district.

FAQ’s on the Transition IEP
Information from the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET).  Addresses what the legal requirements in IDEA for transition are, recommended content of the actual IEP, how to increase parent involvement, how components of adolescent development should be built into the IEP and tips for actively involving the adolescent in their plan.
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