What Should Each Transition Plan Cover?
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Each transition plan should cover the youth's goals and all the supports and services that the young person with a disability will need to prepare for the fullest possible life as an adult.
The plans should be designed individually and reflect each young person’s visions and values.
A transition plan looks ahead to the needs, changes and possibilities of adulthood. An IPE, or employment plan, focuses on preparing for work as an adult.
If the education system, vocational rehabilitation agencies and private and government social services can provide a service or support, and the person covered by the plan needs it, the plan should show the way to get it.
Some possible transition goals include:
- type of high school diploma to achieve
- college (2 year or 4 year)
- continuing and adult education
- vocational or trade school
- career, trade or profession
- integrated employment (alongside non-disabled colleagues)
- vocational counseling
- vocational rehabilitation
- vocational training
- self employment
- supported employment
Community Integration Related
- adult services
- assistive technology
- community participation (experiences such as attending church, taking public transportation, using the library)
- daily living skills
- financial literacy
- health care
- independent living