Two students work together to roll out cookies in job training kitchen

Seek out ways to engage with the community

The goal for many students after high school will be to transition into a meaningful, community-based program throughout the week. Some students will be most successful in a site-based day program, while others will travel between different community settings and activities.

Most families agree that navigating the transition process from school-based services to community-based supports can be daunting. Seek out a variety of options in your community to help create a strong support system and network of activities.

Concentric circles with student at the center, and family, neighbors & community contacts, and professional supports surrounding the student

The power of person-centered planning

Person-centered planning is an exciting approach for building shared vision and a strong foundation for a student’s future.

Connecting with community mapping

Community mapping helps students make meaningful connections in the world around them.

community participation

Create a vision that works for all of you. Be flexible. Try new things.

“He likes to do everything!”

Listen to one mom talk about all the ways they helped their son explore various activities after high school — art classes, weekly trips downtown, social gatherings with friends, even launching his own small business.

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