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TRANSITION from school to adult life. Bucks County IU #22 Barbara Mazurek & Beth Swatsky Program & Training Specialists, TaCs bmazurek@bucksiu.org , 1-800-770-4822, ext. 1222 eswatsky@bucksiu.org , Ext. 2399 Fall 2010. Transition is “Preparation for Adult Life”.

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transition from school to adult life
TRANSITION from school to adult life
  • Bucks County IU #22
  • Barbara Mazurek & Beth Swatsky
  • Program & Training Specialists, TaCs
  • bmazurek@bucksiu.org, 1-800-770-4822, ext. 1222
  • eswatsky@bucksiu.org, Ext. 2399
  • Fall 2010
transition is preparation for adult life
Transition is “Preparation for Adult Life”
  • Identify goals and develop a plan
  • Design school experiences to achieve those goals
  • Identify and link students and families to needed services, supports or programs
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Individuals with disabilities education act (IDEA), 1990, 1997, 2004

“...ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that...is designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for employment and independent living.”

pennsylvania s vision
Pennsylvania’s Vision

Every student by name.....

  • Proficient in core subjects
  • Graduates from High School, ready for post-secondary education and career
  • Achieves equitable outcomes, regardless of background, condition or circumstances
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“Begin with the End in Mind.”

Steven Covey

Starting at age 14, schools must:

• Actively involve the student in IEP development

• Take into account a student’s strengths, needs,

interests and preferences

• Determine the student’s post-secondary goals

• Identify any needs and services to facilitate transition

to adult life

3 goals are identified
3 Goals are Identified
  • Post Secondary Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Independent Living, including Residential, Community Participation, and Recreation
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SERVICES

Public School = Entitlement

Adult Services (post 21) = Eligibility

moving on directory
MOVING ON DIRECTORY
  • Moving ON
  • www3.bucksiu.org/movingon
bureau of autism services
Bureau of Autism Services
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • 1-866-539-7689
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Post-Secondary Education and/or Training

OPTIONS:

• 2 or 4 year college or university

• technical or trade school

• nursing, military, police academy, etc.

• additional training through employment

RESOURCES:

• IDEA vs. 504

• Office of Support Services, OVR

• Self-Advocacy, Documentation

heath resource center
HEATH RESOURCE CENTER
  • http://www.heath.gwu.edu/
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Employment

OPTIONS:

• Competitive

• Supported

• Non-competitive

• Customized

RESOURCES:

• Funding provided through OVR,

MH/MR, Bureau of Autism

Services, BVS and Adult Service

Providers

• Private Pay

job accommodation network
Job AccomModation NETWORK
  • http://askjan.org/
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• Voter’s Registration

    • • at age 18
    • •www.votespa.com
  • • Selective Service Registration
    • • for males at age 18
    • • www.sss.gov
  • • Social Security (SSI):
    • • based on an individual’s (not parents’) income at age 18
    • • apply 6 months prior to birthday
    • • www.ssa.gov;
    • • AHEDD: 800-380-9682, www.ahedd.org/ssi.html

Independent Living

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Independent Living

Residential

OPTIONS:

• With family

• Independently

• Semi-independently

• In a supported setting

RESOURCES:

• Bureau of Autism Services, Autism Living and Working (ALAW)

• MH/MR

• Center for Independent Living of Bucks County

• Residential Living Options

• Self-Determination Housing Project

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Independent Living

Participation: Access to the Community

OPTIONS:

• Driving

• Public Transportation

• Natural Supports

RESOURCES:

• Family - Friends - Neighbors -

Co-Workers

• SEPTA

• Ability to Drive Assessment

• Travel Training

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Independent LivingRecreation & Leisure

OPTIONS:

• Entertainment • Shopping

• Cultural Events • Sports

• Religious-based Activities

RESOURCES:

• Family

• Friends

• Neighbors

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