I begin by identifying my clients’ and families’ current status of services and support. I learn about their hopes and dreams, strengths, and limitations.
I work collaboratively with families to identify their goals and guide them through important decisions and plans for the future. Together we identify a course of action that will lead to reaching the next milestone.
For example for young adults with special needs and their families, the transition from high school, secondary transition, can be particularly difficult because federally mandated educational support ends at age 22 and then services are primarily accessed through the Regional Center. Many families comment that it is like starting all over! Support can help navigate the array of resources and coordinate services during transition to ensure that valuable time is not wasted.