The process of transitioning a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to an independent adult is a collaborative, deliberate process that should begin as early as 14 years of age. It involves the child, the family, the school system and support organizations to travel down a results oriented path towards maximum independence. The incredible team at AutismSpeaks.org has developed a comprehensive toolkit that will teach you about:
- Transition Planning
- Community Living
- Employment and Post-Secondary Education Options
- Legal Matters
- Plus much more including more resources
We recommend downloading their toolkit here.
AutismSpeaks.org also provides a great Michigan-specific document that you can download here: Michigan Transition Information.
This is an important step in learning how to prepare for the brightest possible future. Our name—our very identity—reflects our commitment to helping families realize that they have choices and can create a path that works for their entire family.