Danya International Inc., Organization for Autism Research and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center have put together an invaluable transition document entitled Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood.

If you’re preparing, in the midst of or finishing up a transition program, this document has tons of information on IDEA, Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act.) The guide is designed “to give parents, teachers and other education professionals an introduction to the transition to adulthood process.”

While written for the parent reader, the guide proves useful to a much more expansive group. Arm yourself with this document before your next IEP meeting. As Lewis Carroll wrote, “If you don’t know where you are going, any path will take you there.” A good transition plan will be your path to a successful adulthood for your
young adult with ASD.

Chapters include:

  • Agency Help/Legal Information
  • Transition Plan
  • Student-Centered Transition Plan
  • Vocation and Employment
  • Post-secondary Education
  • Life Skills
  • Looking Ahead

Please forward this important document on to anyone you kn0w who might benefit from it. There’s a slew of appendices in the back and we can’t recommend this rich resource enough.

Special thanks to the Oregon Commission on Autism Transition Subcommittee for the heads up.

Direct link to guide