Transitional Supports Power Point1 1


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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 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 Supports Power Point1 1

  1. 1. Transitional Support ServicesPresented by Amy Davidson<br />
  2. 2. Transitional Supports<br /><ul><li>What are transitional supports?
  3. 3. How is this support delivered?
  4. 4. Transition Manual and Transition Grid</li></ul>Transitioning to Adult Services<br /><ul><li>4 Steps to a Successful Transition</li></ul>Presentation Agenda<br />
  5. 5. Transitional Supports provide information and support to:<br /><ul><li>Individuals with disabilities
  6. 6. Family members of a youth with special needs
  7. 7. and Professionals in the community</li></ul>who are planning to transition or are currently in the process of shifting from children’s services to adult services.<br />Transitional Support Services<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>Providing general information pertaining to transitioning
  9. 9. Assistance in the coordination of services
  10. 10. Assistance in applying for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
  11. 11. Assistance in applying for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
  12. 12. Providing impartial and current information on adult services</li></ul>Transitional Supports Include:<br />
  13. 13. Transitional Supports<br />Supports are delivered through a Family Centered Care Context:<br />CLS works in partnership with parents/caregivers<br />Develop relationship with parents<br />Respect individual and family choices<br />Build knowledge and increase strengths of families<br />Encourage family participation in the transition process<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>a starting point for parents/caregivers who are beginning the transition process
  15. 15. provides up-to-date information pertaining to AISH, PDD, Trusteeship and Guardianship with details on the steps to access these services and programs</li></ul>Transition Manual<br />
  16. 16. <ul><li>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
  17. 17. Reduces the research needed to be done while providing ample information to find the agencies that will support your family while promoting self-advocacy.</li></ul>Transition Grid<br />
  18. 18. Transition Planning <br />4 Steps to a Successful Transition<br />Get Ready<br />Form a transition planning team<br />Develop the plan<br />Implement, Monitor and Update the plan<br />
  19. 19. 1. Get Ready<br />Gather information about your child<br /><ul><li>Strengths
  20. 20. Interests
  21. 21. Needs</li></ul>Think about your family’s needs<br />Daily functioning and daily life<br />Life planning<br />Flexibility<br />Create a Transition Portfolio<br />Copies of photo ID<br />SIN<br />School Records and Assessments<br />Medical Assessments<br />
  22. 22. 2. Form a Transition Team<br />Family Members<br /><ul><li>Who know the individual well and can provide support</li></ul>School Personnel<br /><ul><li>Teachers
  23. 23. Resource professional
  24. 24. mentors</li></ul>Current Service Providers<br /><ul><li>Stay connected with agencies who your families has networked with </li></ul>Future Service Providers<br /><ul><li>PDD
  25. 25. AISH</li></ul>Support Agencies<br /><ul><li>The children’s Link Society</li></li></ul><li>3. Develop YOUR Plan<br />Planning is key to make transitioning to adult services a success<br /> Depending on the severity of the disability and level of support needed, create a timeline when transition tasks need to be completed.<br /><ul><li>Gathering documents to create a portfolio
  26. 26. Think about Life planning
  27. 27. Explore the types of funding the youth will require as an adult
  28. 28. Advocate with professionals to gain up-to-date assessments</li></li></ul><li>Example of a Transition Timeline<br />Age 15<br />Explore life planning options with the youth and family<br />Education, work and volunteer endeavors, living situation as well as the dreams and aspirations of the youth<br />Apply for SIN card<br />Obtain picture ID<br />Age 16<br />Open the youth a bank account<br />Create the Transition Portfolio<br />Copies of ID , SIN card and birth certificate<br />School records <br />Obtain a current Psychoeducational assessment or supporting letter<br />High needs individual: Complete Intake form for to PDD<br />Gather information about post-secondary grants and funding<br />Age 17<br />Met with a Client Services Coordinator from PDD (1-2 years prior)<br />Apply for AISH to determine eligibility (6 months)<br />Explore vocation and access programs and other support agencies (consider waitlists)<br />
  29. 29. 4. Implement YOUR Plan<br />Apply for Person with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)<br /><ul><li>Funding for services that help individuals to live, work and access recreational and leisure opportunities in their community
  30. 30. Apply 1-2 years prior to 18 years old
  31. 31. or intake line @ 403-297-5139</li></ul>Apply for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)<br /><ul><li>Income support program for individuals with a permanent sever disability which impairs their ability to earn a living
  32. 32. or call intake @403-297-8511</li></ul>Contact Service Providers <br />Transition Grid<br />
  33. 33. Monitor and Update YOUR Plan<br /><ul><li>Review your plan every six months prior to the age of 17
  34. 34. Are you on track
  35. 35. Circumstances may change so be flexible
  36. 36. In-between 17 years old and 18 years old
  37. 37. Meet with team often to ensure task are being completed
  38. 38. Ensure long and short term goals are on track</li></li></ul><li>Contact:<br />Transitional Support Services<br /><br />Need support? <br />