Transition planning should begin at the age 14. While this may seem early, it can take months or years to complete the transition process. Below are important questions to consider with your support system:
What kind of work do I want to do?
Will additional education or training be necessary?
How could I live independently?
What transportation options do I have access to?
How will I obtain and transition to adult health care and what will that mean?
It isn’t enough to simply be aware that you need guidance to transition successfully from high school to the next phase of young adulthood; concrete action steps must be taken to guide and prepare you for college, a career and independent living.
Obtain an identification card:
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The first step in planning for a successful transition is developing a transition plan. For more information about transitional planning, click here.
The Transitions Planning Timeline Checklist, created by The National Association of Special Education Teachers, is a great resource for navigating transitions.