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Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs Through the Transition from School to Adult Life Tools for Parents

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ISBN-10: 1843108747

ISBN-13: 9781843108740

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mary Korpi

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Author's Note
Disclaimer
Preface
Family Expectations that Facilitate Growth
The Parents' Role
From the beginning
Preparing for life after high school
Further reading and useful resources
Developing Responsibility and a Work Ethic
That's why they call it work
Getting started
Reinforcers
Emotional concerns
Further reading
Learning Skills That Lead to Independence
The keys to the kingdom: planning, preparation, and practice
Safety
Moving on to larger community settings
Further reading
New Areas to Explore
Personal hygiene
Privacy
Further reading
Transition Planning
Assessment
Volunteer and paid employment
Independence in the community
Further reading and useful resources
Person Centered Planning - Putting the Student First!
Nuts and bolts of the process
The philosophy behind the tool
Further reading and useful resources
The School Bus Doesn't Stop Here Any More
High School Graduation, Then What...?
Self-determination and self-advocacy
College programs
Useful resources
Alphabet Soup - Programs and Services for Adults
Preparing for new opportunities
Government programs
Useful resources
Financial Support
Government funded support services
Supplemental Security Income
Social Security Disability Insurance
Other health coverage
Useful resources
Documentation and Legal Needs
Mandated services vs legal accommodations
Guardianship
Registration for Selective Service
Voter registration
Useful resources
Services and Programs for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Office of Developmental Disabilities
Service Coordination
Day Habilitation
Day Treatment
Moving out of the family home
Intermediate Care Facilities
Family Care (sometimes referred to as Adult Foster Care)
Community Residences/Group Homes and Individual Residential Alternatives
Supported Apartments
Home sharing
Rent or lease arrangements
Home ownership
Recreation programs
Useful resources
Services and Programs for Young Adults with Mental Health Issues
Office of Mental Health
Case managers/service coordinators
Day programs
Useful resources
Employment
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Supported Employment
Reasonable accommodation
Further reading and useful resources
In Closing...
Notes
References
Index