Transition

AutismNow Transition Planning For Students

Facilitating the successful movement of high school-aged youth with disabilities from school to adult life.
Link: AutismNow Transition Planning

Becoming An Adult – A Nemours YouTube Video Series

Legal and Financial Planning – Addressing health care Power of Attorney, health surrogacy laws and legal guardianship as well as estate and long-term planning and special needs trusts and letters of intent.

What Can I Do After High School? – Offering vocational guidance to help young adults get the most out of high school and are aware of options, including post-secondary education, job training programs, jobs and day programs.

Deciding Where To Live – Discussing the variety of residential programming available to people with disabilities in the adult world as well as information on how to make sure young adults are registered with the right services.

Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care – Describing ways for young people to be more involved in their health care, what skills they will need to be successful and how being a patient in the adult health care world will be different from their pediatric experience.

Center for Disabilities Studies TEEM Unit

Transition, Education and Employment Model (TEEM) provides those with disabilities comprehensive services, supports, and opportunities that will enable them to develop the skills needed to increase independence, lead productive lives, and participate in the community as adults.
Address: University of Delaware, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716
WebsiteTEEM

Center on Technology and Disability

Providing assistive and instructional technology. Supporting learners with disabilities.
WebsiteCenter on Technology and Disability

Christina School District Special Education

Providing comprehensive services for students with disabilities, including Transition Services.
WebsiteChristina School District – Special Education – Student Services
LinkThe Roadmap: Setting Direction for Our Children into Adult Life

Deaf Blindness – Sordo Ceguera

A guide from the Parent Center helping families of children and youth with deaf blindness in the evaluation, IEP, and transition to adult life process.
Link: Parent Center Guide to DeafBlindness

LinkRecursos in Espanol – Recursos para educación y transición a la vida adulta para las familias con niños afectados por sordo ceguera

Delaware Disability Hub

Providing resources for youth and young adults with special needs and disabilities during the transition years to help them reach their full potential.
Website: Delaware Disability Hub

Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Information for state-wide transition services.
Website: Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Link: Essential Lifestyle Planning Forms

Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The DVR Transition Services provides programs and services for high school students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school to adult life.
Website: DVR’s Transition Services

Delaware Department of Special Education – Transition Services

Providing transition services for students with disabilities as they transition from school to young adults.
Address: 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Townsend Building, Dover, DE 19903
Link: Transistions After High School

Disability.Gov Integrated Employment Toolkit

Resources, reports, papers, policies, fact sheets, case studies, and discussion guides to accommodate the full range of users and increase capacity and understanding about the value and potential of integrated employment.
WebsiteIntegrated Employment Toolkit

DisAbled Person Employment Site

A premier Job Board for People with Disabilities. Jobs posted by companies who are looking to hire people with disabilities.
Website: DisAbledPerson.com

Guide to Special Needs Guardianship

Article: When Your Child Turns 18: A Guide To Special Needs Guardianship

Got Transition

Improving the transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.
Website: Got Transition
Link: Transition QuickGuide – Take Charge of Planning & Managing Your Own Health & Career Goals

Going To College

Information about college life with a disability. Designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources to help those with disabilities plan for college.
Website: Going to College

Guardianship: Delaware State Courts

Helping to navigate the necessary steps to be a Guardian. A Guardian is a person appointed by the Court to make medical and/or financial decisions for a disabled person.
WebsiteDelaware State Courts – Guardianship

Health Coverage Options For Children With Special Health Care Needs

What happens when children with special health care needs age out of children’s plans? A guide to health insurance options for young adults with special needs.
Article: Health Coverage Options for Children With Special Health Care Needs

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability For Youth

Making the connection between youth with disabilities and employment. Find helpful information about employment and youth with disabilities.
Website: NCWD for Youth

State of Delaware Disability Determination Services

A state administered federal program that serves Delawareans who are unable to work because of a disability. The DDS develops, adjudicates, and processes disability claims of residents for Social Security disability benefits.
Website: Disability Determination Services

Sordo-Ceguera

Link: Recursos in Espanol – Recursos para educación y transición a la vida adulta para las familias con niños afectados por sordo ceguera

Transition To Adulthood

What you need to know as an individual with disabilities in Delaware. Find helpful information on a wide variety of subjects including Employment Rights Vocational Rights, Middle and High School Rights, Voting Rights, Transportation Rights, Housing Rights, and more.
Website: Transition To Adulthood

Magee Rehabilitation – A Day in The Life Series

A four part video series depicting people with spinal cord injuries and who are in wheelchairs. The videos discuss how they adapt to their physical limitations and become self-sufficient.

Video – Kitchen Mobility

Link: Day In The Life Video Series

Other videos in the Series include:
– Home Mobility
– Working Out Part 1
– Working Out Part 2
– Community Mobility Part 1
– Community Mobility Part 2

Recommended Reading

Monica & David – A a documentary that explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs.

Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities – By Richard Nelson Bolles, Dale S. Brown. Guiding readers through the often-frustrating, but ultimately rewarding process of securing independence in their lives and personal satisfaction in their careers. Available at Amazon.
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