Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is transition planning?
  2. How are your services different than a transitional Individual Educational Plan (IEP)?
  3. What other transitional services do you provide?
  4. What services should be considered as part of a transition plan?
  5. My child wants to move out of our home like his older siblings, but how can he do that?
  6. My son has had a part time job through his program at school, but now that he is exiting out he will lose his job, what can we do?
  7. What if this time of transition has created friction in the family?
  8. When do we start looking into programs or services available after high school?

What is transition planning?

Transition is the shift from child-centered activities provided primarily through the school system to adult-oriented activities provided by other government agencies, such as the Regional Center.

During this time, consideration should be given to identify agencies and services that will provide programs that support the individual in their adult life.

How are your services different than a transitional Individual Educational Plan (IEP)?

The focus of a transitional IEP is to create goals for the student to work on during high school to prepare for life after high school. I work with families to identify the services and programs available after high school to support the needs and goals of the individual and to facilitate a smooth transition into adulthood.

What other transitional services do you provide?

Transitions can occur at any time in an adult life such as when an adult wants to move out of their parents’ home, post-secondary education has ended, new vocational goals are desires, or services are not meeting the individual’s needs.

What services should be considered as part of a transition plan?

Domains to consider: post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, transportation, finances, health services, supported and independent living and community participation.

My child wants to move out of our home like his older siblings, but how can he do that?

There are many options for independent living such as Group homes, Supported living services and Independent Living services for example. I can help narrow those choices to those that best support your adult child and fit your family.

My son has had a part time job through his program at school, but now that he is exiting out he will lose his job, what can we do?

Through a discovery process we can determine which service would support your child to identify the right job or career and which Regional Center or Department of Rehabilitation program (or both) would best support his long term vocational goals.

What if this time of transition has created friction in the family?

Parent coaching and guidance can elucidate all available options and can facilitate decision making.

When do we start looking into programs or services available after high school?

At least one year prior to graduation or certificate of completion is recommended.