Transition and Employment
This group is working on transition, post-secondary opportunities, and employment information. We know there is a tremendous need for parents and individuals to have access to planning resources, information, and new opportunities. We also quickly realized was there was a need fora common guide for individuals, families, and caregivers who are helping individuals with ASD transition from adolescence to adulthood. We know educators and professionals do the best they can in providing information to our families, yet often there is still confusion about which agencies families should contact and/or even what ages they should begin planning for the next phase.
As a result, this group made up of autism service
providers,school representatives, and parents worked together to create a transition to adulthood guide for ages 14 - 22 and glossary of resources.
The transition guide was designed to be a helpful tool in navigating this transitional time. It provides ideas on what families/caregivers and individuals with ASD may want to begin considering in regards to education, employment, and independent living between the ages of 14-16, 16-18, and 18-22. The glossary provides agency and contact information for each resource listed in the transition guide.
Interesting in joining the Transition and Employment Group?
Email Jodi Farschman, the working group leader