School Age Transition

Is your loved one still in school?
Learn why they need to Be Counted.

If you are caring for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability and your loved one is still in school with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), being on the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Waiting List will help your child transition to other services once they become an adult. This is something most parents don’t realize; you will need to advocate for your child as they transition into adulthood. Check out this guide for great information, Secondary Transition Planning.

Even though there is a Waiting List, limited services with state-funded programs may be available. Once on the Waiting List, clinical eligibility has already been determined, so things are in place so that when funding becomes available or you encounter a crisis event, a full array of services could be obtainable.

TRANSITION PLANNING is part of the IEP.
TRANSITION PLANNING should begin before your student turns age 14.
TRANSITION PLANNING involves the student, the family, school staff, agency staff and any others necessary.
TRANSITION PLANNING continues until the student exits the school at age 22.

As parents, it is your responsibility to stay active and follow up annually to check on your application and progress. Know your category classification. Contact your APD Regional Office and BE COUNTED.

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