Transition to Adulthood with ASD: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know
Are you familiar with the options and opportunities for your child with autism as they exit public education? It’s never too early to begin learning and planning for life after high school!
Parents spend an enormous amount of time learning how to navigate the special education system so that their children can access the free and appropriate education to which they are entitled. Unfortunately, we find that families often wait until their child exits school to learn about the systems and agencies that may offer support to their child as an adult.
Transition to Adulthood with ASD: What Parents and Guardians Need to Know, developed by the VA Autism Council, is designed to provide an overview of important factors and topics to consider as individuals with ASD enter the adult world. Focus is placed on parents/guardians understanding eligibility vs. entitlement in the adult service system, planning to protect benefits, agencies and organizations that provide supports to adults with ASD, and the variety of options to consider in planning. Topics include:
age of majority
disability benefits and planning
post-secondary readiness, education, and training
housing and residential supports
life in the community
This FREE six-hour workshop takes place over 3 nights (Nov. 1, 8, 15), 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each night; participants must attend all 3 sessions. Preregistration is required; details and registration may be found here: https://transition-to-adulthoood-asd.eventbrite.com