Transition - the Passage from Youth to Adulthood

Photo of a young lady on a scooter.Transition is the process that supports young people with disabilities into adulthood and promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including independent living, work, continuing education and other undertakings. Planning should include everyone involved in the young person’s life: the youth, his or her caseworkers, educators, service providers, family and friends. The participants should agree on the contributions they will make and how they will work together. They should design a plan with timelines and measurable outcomes and agree to follow up with support. Plans should be coordinated so that the goals are consistent and everyone working with the young person knows who is responsible for each activity.

We hope these Disability Topics pages will provide you with the detailed information you need to make a successful transition or help a young person with the process.