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 There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.

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Transition from School to Adult Life

What is the best way to make the most of the transition process?

To engage with your child's school, and to develop IEP goals which will make the transition from school to adult life as smooth as possible. The transition process should also provide opportunities to explore employment interests, opportunities and skills.

 

There is so much involved in transition from school to adult life, how do we know what we should be considering?

Take a look at the document 'Are You Ready?' for an overview of different services or options you might want to look at.

 

My child has left school and I need help figuring out what is next!

Check out employment options, as well as activities/recreation. Feel free to call us at 206.364.6337 to talk about your specific situation. 

www.aspiringyouth.net/index.php

Programs include social skills groups, summer camps, coaching and tutoring and young adult transition. Suitable for students aged 8+ who have a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities or other similar traits.

www.bellevuecollege.edu/autismspectrumnavigators/

The Autism Spectrum Navigators program offers individualized access services for Bellevue College students who have an Autism Spectrum Condition.

bellevuecollege.edu/ols/

OLS at Bellevue College is an innovative 90 credit self-support associate degree program unlike any other program in the nation. This program gives adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to acquire an accredited college degree that leads to post-graduation employment rates well above the national average. The curriculum is occupational and life skills based taught through scaffolded instruction and universal design. All OLS courses focus on developing critical thinking skills, soft skills, and self-determination skills. Courses incorporate service learning in the community with local businesses as a way to help students utilize new skills outside of the classroom. Students create a career pathway over a 3 year period that is specific to their self-identified skills, strengths, and passions. An internship of 200 hours related to that career pathway is completed during their last 2 quarters. This internship is mutually beneficial for both the business partner and the intern. Some internships translate into jobs and most students are employed in their career pathway within 3 months after graduation. Information meeting are held regularly and include a current OLS student panel.

www.shoreline.edu/oss/cip.aspx

The Community Integration and Employment Program (CIEP) is a specially funded program within the Office of Special Services at Shoreline Community College. It supports the College's mission of dedication to serving the educational, workforce and cultural needs of our diverse community through providing supports to assist students in their unique pathways to employment. Our Program provides wrap around services helping students/job seekers explore individualized career paths, build skills for the world of work, transition to and retain employment.

www.washington.edu/doit/

The international Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology (DO-IT) Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.

www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/disabled-students/

There are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there.

achieve.highline.edu

ACHIEVE helps individuals with disabilities improve their skills, establish career goals and find employment. Through individualized planning, they help find a career path that fits with specific skills, interests and abilities.

fortress.wa.gov/com/csddcifbt/Page.aspx?nid=28

Get an overview of education and transition planning. Also view other age appropriate topics and resources.

www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/DDD/services/employment/sc...

The King County School-to-Work Program (S2W) aims to help students with developmental disabilities leave school with a job and a seamless transition to adult life and support services.

www.thinkcollege.net

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with an intellectual disability.

An introduction to preparing for life after high school. Created by Informing Families Building Trust.

Created by Informing Families Building Trust.

What to do and when to do it —for students with a developmental disability