Transition Planning


Information on Transition Planning

There are key transition points in every child’s life, such as the transition into school, change in classrooms or teachers, starting secondary school, and graduation from secondary school.  Life events such as the birth of a sibling, family moving, separation, etc. can also impact a child/youth.  Transitions can be especially challenging for children and youth with special support needs, including developmental disabilities, Autism, mental health concerns, medical and physical conditions.  There are Service Coordination supports for families to help plan for successful transitions.  Call Contact Brant at 519-758-8228 for more information.

The transition to adulthood for youth at age 18 is an important time because there will be significant changes in services and school.  The most successful transitions happen when youth, their family, the school and services work together to develop a plan for the future.  Planning for the future includes looking at what you want your teenager’s life to look like as an adult.  Early planning, starting at age 14, and planning together provides opportunities to ensure youth have a good life in the future. 


Resources on Transition Planning for Youth with a Developmental Disability:

Creating a Good Life in Community, A Guide on Person-Directed Planning

Connection April 2012

Consideration for Transition Planning for Youth with a Developmental Disability

Individual Support Planning

Self Advocacy My Life Workbook

Almost There Planning for Transition