Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
#Transition Resources for Parents
Parents’ guide to the transition of their adult child to college, career, and community An online module from the HEATH Resource Center, now part of the National Youth Transitions Center. http://heath.gwu.edu/parents-guide-transition
Getting ready for when your teen reaches the age of majority: A parent’s guideAge of majority is the age when children legally become adults. In most states the age of majority is age 18. This tip sheet for parents discusses what’s important to consider in preparing and is part of a series of briefs that includes stand-alone tip sheets on getting ready for healthcare, for managing financial matters, and for independent living. There is also acompanion webinar. /age-of-majority-parentguide/
Wondering what path your child will take after high school? This brochure was created to help families understand the basics of transition planning, including its purpose, who is involved, and the process as a whole. You can edit it to fit your needs. AND it’s available in English and Spanish. http://transitioncoalition.org/blog/tc-materials/transition-planning/
Planning for success: Supporting transitions through high school to college and career This 40-page booklet is written by parents for other parents, to share their experiences in preparing their children for college and career. They discuss why preparing is so important, describe the academic and personal behaviors young people need, take a look at the Common Core State Standards and testing, and much more. A publication of the NYC Board of Education. http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/9FDD0841-D54D-4D16-ADAA-9F116B79F645/0/ParentGuide_forCCL_updated080712.pdf
The 411 on disability disclosure: A workbook for youth with disabilities This workbook is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. There’s also an audio version of the workbook and many accompanying materials. http://www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure