Transition Planning Transition planning is an ongoing process that is reviewed annually at the IEP meeting. Specific transition activities begin as a student enters the 9th grade or turns 14. Transition planning follows two separate pathways—one for diploma bound students & a different plan for certificate students.
Certificate Bound Students In the 9th grade or age 15… • Complete application to Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) or confirm they have an application on file for the student • Complete interest inventories • Encourage student to participate in after school activities & clubs • Attend Transition Planning Events sponsored by the school system & other providers
Certificate Bound Students In the 10th grade or age 16… • Update interest inventory • Review status of pre-work skills • Review participation in Work Enclave Program • Attend Transition Planning Events sponsored by the school system & providers • Apply to Summer Employment Program (SEP) sponsored by adult service providers
Certificate Bound Students In the 11th grade or age 17… • Encourage student to remain in school until 21 to be able to access DDA funding • Discuss Work Enclave, Work Study status • Families may want to consult with an attorney about developing a trust, etc. • Families should check with insurance provider to be sure student is covered by their insurer after age 18 • Attend Transition Planning Events • Apply for Summer Employment Program (SEP)
Certificate Bound Students In the 12th grade or age 18… • Apply for Social Security Benefits (SSI) • Call Disability Services410-313-6402 for community benefits and supports • Review Work Enclave, Work Study status • Discuss Community Connections Program, as appropriate • Apply to Summer Employment Program (SEP) • Attend Transition Planning Events
Certificate Bound Students In the 5th year or age 19… • Review status of SSI application • Investigate adult services, adult service providers • Discuss Athelas Program, as appropriate • Update Future Planning Inventory • Attend Transition Planning Events • Apply for Summer Employment Program (SEP)
Athelas & HCPSS Program Athelas & HCPSS have an agreement which allows certificate bound students to participate in the Athelas InstitutePrograms while still in high school. HCPSS students can work at Athelas for 1-5 days per week, as appropriate. Transportation is provided by HCPSS. These students do not attend their high schools on Athelas days; they are at Athelas all day. This program was designed to help the transition for the 19-21 population into adult services. The students do not have to choose Athelas as their provider when they exit the school system at 21.
Certificate Bound Students In the 6th year or age 20… • Interview & tour adult service providers • Apply to Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), as appropriate • Review Work Enclave, Work Study, Community Connections, Athelas Program for last year before exit • Update interest inventory • Contact DDA, meet with service coordinator • Attend Transition Planning Events • Apply for Summer Employment Program (SEP)
Certificate Bound Students In the 7th year or age 21… • Choose adult service provider by December 1 • Prepare for graduation, cap & gown, etc. • Meet with service coordinator from DDA • Update Exit Document • Begin systematic transition to adult service provider
Countywide Transition Information Evenings • Annual Transition Fair • October 17th 2007 @ Homewood School • A fair to introduce different companies, agencies, and organizations that will be able to work with individuals with disabilities who are either enrolled or exiting HCPSS • Transition Workshops • November 14th @ Atholton HS, 6 PM • DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration) and Service Coordination • March 5th @ Faulkner Ridge Center, 6 PM • DORS (Division of Rehabilitation Services) and Adult Service Agencies • April 9th @ Faulkner Ridge Center, 6 PM • SSI (Supplemental Security Income ) • April 23rd @ Faulkner Ridge Center, 6 PM • Middle to High School Transition Discussion
Any Questions? Work Study Program Head Dawson Robertson 410-313-5640 Atholton HS Mary Brzezinski 410-313-7328 Centennial HS Denise Marshall 410-772-4479 Glenelg High School Cynthia Gibson 410-489-2957 Hammond HS Eric Reisman 410-313-7615 Homewood Jonathan Schachter 410-313-6977 Howard HS Christi Anduze 410-313-2867 Long Reach HS Cindy Selber 410-313-7117 Marriotts Ridge HS Becky Ramsburg 410-480-9542 Mt. Hebron HS Becky Ramsburg 410-480-9542 Oakland Mills HS Heather Tordella 410-313-7431 Reservoir HS John Wyseman 410-888-8850 River Hill HS Stephanie Wallace 410-531-6787 Wilde Lake HS Suzanne Mesol 410-992-5134 Community Connections Deborah Ward/Mike Jones 410-772-4479