As special needs children transition from the school system to adulthood, parents and students worry about:
- Will there be enough support for my adult child?
- Is he or she able to work?
- What about relationships?
- Where will he or she live?
- What will be my financial obligations?
- What legal assistance, if any, will I need?
- What type of resources will I have and when?
- Will there be skills training? Education opportunities?
As transition specialists we help alleviate worries about your special needs family member by guiding you to a future you can believe in.
- We can help ensure your child is receiving the services they need to transition from high school to the next phase in their life.
- We can administer a comprehensive assessment that provides you with a clear path to a defined destination.
- We’ll help your family and educators create an individualized service plan that considers your child’s needs, abilities, and desire for the future.
- We’ll recommend services and resources that may be required to build life skills needed to support independent living.
If you’re worried about how your child will transition to adulthood successfully, please see our transition support services and contact us for more information about how we can help you create a future you can believe in for your family member.
Severely disabled student had been unable to maintain ongoing attendance in any special education program he had been placed due to behavior and safety issues. Parent sought to develop an individualized program due to there being a lack of any appropriate placement.
J. Lynn Enterprises designed and developed a 47-hour per week program that included employment, life skills instruction in a site specific apartment rented specifically for the student and leisure activity that included yoga, spin classes, and monthly outings including cycling, hiking and cooking.
Student was able to maintain same programming structure for over 2 ½ years, became employable, developed enough skill to manage three overnights at his apartment without crisis. There had been only three incidents of behavior over that 2 ½ year period that involved a physical altercation compared with other programs where the student had been restrained on average 3 times per week.