TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE

Transitioning from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process for students with disabilities and their families.

The Federation’s post-secondary transition projects connect youth and young adults with disabilities (14-26) and their families to information and support as they plan for productive, independent, and meaningful adult lives.  FCSN’s transition team works with the Parent Information and Training Center to provide training and workshops to teach both youths with disabilities and their parents how to navigate the post-secondary transition, how to ask the right questions, and how to find the answers they need.

We also provide families and professionals with information and resources about many other topics around post-secondary transition, including guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, supported employment, post-secondary education, and community living.

Call our Information Center at (800) 331-0681 / (413) 323-0681 or email us at Transition@fcsn.org to learn more.

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Post-Secondary Transition Planning

The transition for youth with disabilities from high school to adult life can seem like an overwhelming process

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Post-Secondary Education

All students should be lifelong learners;  Educational options from training programs to college

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Employment

All youth/young adults should explore their interests in a variety of work/volunteer settings

Community

Community Living/Adult Systems

Building a community of support helps the transition to the community and adult systems

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