For young adults with special needs and their families, the transition from high school can be particularly difficult because federally mandated educational support ends at age 22 and then services are primarily accessed through state agencies such as the Regional Center (in California).
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.
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 guide them through important decisions and develop a plan for the future. Together we chart a course of action that will lead to the next milestone.