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This slide presentation is an overview of transitional support services for young adults with disabilities transitioning from children\\\'s service to adult service. The Children\\\'s Link Society ...

This slide presentation is an overview of transitional support services for young adults with disabilities transitioning from children\\\'s service to adult service. The Children\\\'s Link Society offers information and support links to families who have a child with special needs. The transition support program offers support for young adults from ages 14-24.

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    • Transitional Support ServicesPresented by Amy Davidson
    • Transitional Supports
      • What are transitional supports?
      • How is this support delivered?
      • Transition Manual and Transition Grid
      Transitioning to Adult Services
      • 4 Steps to a Successful Transition
      Presentation Agenda
    • Transitional Supports provide information and support to:
      • Individuals with disabilities
      • Family members of a youth with special needs
      • and Professionals in the community
      who are planning to transition or are currently in the process of shifting from children’s services to adult services.
      Transitional Support Services
      • Providing general information pertaining to transitioning
      • Assistance in the coordination of services
      • Assistance in applying for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
      • Assistance in applying for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
      • Providing impartial and current information on adult services
      Transitional Supports Include:
    • Transitional Supports
      Supports are delivered through a Family Centered Care Context:
      CLS works in partnership with parents/caregivers
      Develop relationship with parents
      Respect individual and family choices
      Build knowledge and increase strengths of families
      Encourage family participation in the transition process
      • a starting point for parents/caregivers who are beginning the transition process
      • provides up-to-date information pertaining to AISH, PDD, Trusteeship and Guardianship with details on the steps to access these services and programs
      Transition Manual
      • An organized document created for parents and professional who are in need of information pertaining to agencies, organizations and associations in Calgary who serve adult with disabilities
      • Reduces the research needed to be done while providing ample information to find the agencies that will support your family while promoting self-advocacy.
      Transition Grid
    • Transition Planning
      4 Steps to a Successful Transition
      Get Ready
      Form a transition planning team
      Develop the plan
      Implement, Monitor and Update the plan
    • 1. Get Ready
      Gather information about your child
      • Strengths
      • Interests
      • Needs
      Think about your family’s needs
      Daily functioning and daily life
      Life planning
      Flexibility
      Create a Transition Portfolio
      Copies of photo ID
      SIN
      School Records and Assessments
      Medical Assessments
    • 2. Form a Transition Team
      Family Members
      • Who know the individual well and can provide support
      School Personnel
      • Teachers
      • Resource professional
      • mentors
      Current Service Providers
      • Stay connected with agencies who your families has networked with
      Future Service Providers
      • PDD
      • AISH
      Support Agencies
      • The children’s Link Society
    • 3. Develop YOUR Plan
      Planning is key to make transitioning to adult services a success
      Depending on the severity of the disability and level of support needed, create a timeline when transition tasks need to be completed.
      • Gathering documents to create a portfolio
      • Think about Life planning
      • Explore the types of funding the youth will require as an adult
      • Advocate with professionals to gain up-to-date assessments
    • Example of a Transition Timeline
      Age 15
      Explore life planning options with the youth and family
      Education, work and volunteer endeavors, living situation as well as the dreams and aspirations of the youth
      Apply for SIN card
      Obtain picture ID
      Age 16
      Open the youth a bank account
      Create the Transition Portfolio
      Copies of ID , SIN card and birth certificate
      School records
      Obtain a current Psychoeducational assessment or supporting letter
      High needs individual: Complete Intake form for to PDD
      Gather information about post-secondary grants and funding
      Age 17
      Met with a Client Services Coordinator from PDD (1-2 years prior)
      Apply for AISH to determine eligibility (6 months)
      Explore vocation and access programs and other support agencies (consider waitlists)
    • 4. Implement YOUR Plan
      Apply for Person with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
      • Funding for services that help individuals to live, work and access recreational and leisure opportunities in their community
      • Apply 1-2 years prior to 18 years old
      • www.calgarypdd.org or intake line @ 403-297-5139
      Apply for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
      • Income support program for individuals with a permanent sever disability which impairs their ability to earn a living
      • www.seniors.gov.ab.ca/AISH or call intake @403-297-8511
      Contact Service Providers
      Transition Grid
    • Monitor and Update YOUR Plan
      • Review your plan every six months prior to the age of 17
      • Are you on track
      • Circumstances may change so be flexible
      • In-between 17 years old and 18 years old
      • Meet with team often to ensure task are being completed
      • Ensure long and short term goals are on track
    • Contact:
      Transitional Support Services
      www.childrenslink.ca
      Need support?