What is Transition Age Youth 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 affect a child or youth.

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 includes looking at what you want your teenager’s life to look like as an adult. Planning includes looking at what a teenager’s life will look like as an adult. Early planning, starting at least by age 14, and planning together, provides opportunities to ensure youth live a fulfilling and independent a life as possible

Transition Planning

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 for more information.​

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