Be knowledgeable, provide options, and let young adults and their families make the decisions.

Our job, as professionals, is to support young adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities¬†and their families, as they prepare to graduate from high school. “Support” may seem vague, and that’s because every young adult requires a unique approach based on their individual strengths, challenges, interests and dreams. Our job is to provide information on the planning process, ensure that key areas of transition are addressed, and provide clear information on service and resource options that are available to meet the unique needs of that individual.¬† If we follow through on these tasks, young adults and their families, will not only feel supported, they’ll have the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions throughout the transition planning process.