Updated in 2021, OAR’s Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) provides an overview of the transition to adulthood process. Packed with evidence-based tips, resource recommendations, informational handouts, and activities, the guide includes information about how to:
Initiate the transition planning process and engage your child, their family and friends, the school’s professional staff, and representatives from adult service systems as members of your child’s transition team.
Prepare for the changes in available supports and legal protections that accompany the transition to adulthood.
Center the transition plan around the interests and strengths of your child.
Equip your child with the self-determination skills they need to advocate for themselves, problem-solve, set goals, and develop a plan for their own future.
Prepare your child to navigate higher education, employment, independent living, and other relevant aspects of adulthood.
A Guide for Transition to Adulthood is available as an interactive, fillable PDF download and as a physical guidebook with detachable activities.
You can find more information and download or order (free) the guide here.