Transition and Self-Advocacy

By Lynda L. West, Stephanie Corbey, Arden Boyer-Stephens, and Bonnie Jones, et al. No one has a greater stake in the outcome of transition planning than the student with a disability. The student should be an active, participating member of the transition team

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Build Employment Skills Now

Obtaining meaningful employment that allows our children to be self-sustaining is a fundamental goal for any parent to support. For parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) however there are many additional barriers that must be overcome

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Going to College

Going to College, a web site for high school students with disabilities, helps students prepare for college. It provides video clips, activities, and

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A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

One’s transition to adulthood is more than a chronological age. It is a time of increased independence, responsibility, and accomplishment. Why, then, should adulthood for the person with an autism spectrum disorder be viewed any differently? The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) publishes A Guide for Transition to Adulthood, part of the OAR Life Journey Through…

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Transition Planning Manual

The transition from school to adulthood requires careful planning. The Transition Planning Manual written by Parents for Parents for the Howard County Autism Society provides important information on the parent’s role, self-determination, high school, college, representation portfolios, social security (SSI and SSDI), health care, relationships and sexuality, and transportation.  Transition Manual_HCAS

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Transition Planning

The Maryland State Department of Education and the Governor’s Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities offer helpful articles on transition, college, employment services, health care, transportation, and more.

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