Transition to Adulthood

Transition to adulthood

IDEA defines “Transition services”:

    TRANSITION SERVICES- The term `transition services’ means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that– (A) is designed to be a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation; (B) is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests . . . “

Our Resources 

Planning for Transition To Life After High School

Getting & Keeping the First Job

The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents Need to Know (Sexuality)

iTransition for Youth


National Transition Resources

Age of Majority

Getting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent’s Guide. The series also includes:

    • Getting Ready for Healthcare at the Age of Majority
    • Getting Ready for Managing Finances at the Age of Majority
    • Getting Ready for Independent Living at the Age of Majority

The contents of this Families Together, Inc.'s website were developed under grants from the US Department of Education (#H328M150027) and the Department of Health and Human Services (H84MC09487). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Departments of Education or Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government Project Officers, Kristen Rhoads or LaQuanta Smalley.