Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roadmap to Transition: A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Roadmap can be used in different ways. Chapters 2-6 lay the groundwork for understanding and preparing for transition. These chapters cover:
  • self-determination and self-advocacy
  • legal rights
  • how to make a transition plan
  • how to get supports, and
  • what supported decision-making is and how to use it.
Chapters 7-10 are content chapters. These chapters give in-depth information about the different things you'll need to think about as you go through transition planning. While each of these chapters focuses on a different topic, they all have sections about the important laws you should know and how that topic fits into your transition plan. The topics covered in these chapters are:
  • post-secondary education
  • employment
  • housing and independent living, and
  • health care.