Transition Boot Camp: FOR TEENS with Down syndrome ages 12 to 18 and THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
DSG believes your child has unlimited potential and a very bright future! A successful and meaningful transition into adulthood is the result of careful planning. That planning should be driven by your child’s dreams, desires, and abilities.
Transition planning helps to prepare young people for their futures. It helps them to develop skills they need to go on to other education programs after high school. It highlights skills needed to live, work, and thrive in the community, as well as helps to build independence. Youth learn important adult decision-making when they participate and are a part of their future planning conversations. Parents will be more confident about the future knowing their teen is ready for the world after high school.
Transition Boot Camp is designed as a partnership in learning for both the parents, and their children. This workshop is a series of four sessions is designed to give parents the tools they need to help their child live life to the fullest.
This seminar series is compiled of 4 sessions held throughout the school year. All of the sessions will be held at the DSG Office from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
Transitional Planning and Self Determination
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Session 2 Description: Self-determination skills are one of the most critical contributing factors to the successful transition of youth and young adults with disabilities. Youth need self-determination skills in order to have control over their lives and to be empowered to make informed decisions and actions in all aspects of their lives.
¨ Transition plan from high school to adult living
¨ Funding for what comes after high school
¨ Person centered planning
¨ Identify and begin coordination of supports