Transition planning is a process that is personal, individualized, deliberate, coordinated, developmentally appropriate, age appropriate and culturally competent.
Children, young adults, and their families experience many transitions, large and small, over the years. Transition for children and youth with special health care needs is a continuum of changes. Each transition is an opportunity to help the child, young adult, and family gain the skills to optimize success and manage future transitions. As young adults reach adulthood, they need information to help make their transitions smooth and effective.
Transition planning assures that your child receives services necessary to make appropriate transition to adult health care, work, and independence.
Your child’s Transition Plan would include services necessary to assure transition to all aspects of adult life which include:
- Independent living
- Legal (conservatorship/guardianship)
- Educational / Vocational