Are you prepared? Final Transition Readiness Assessment

When the time comes are you and your family ready for the transition from your school system to adult services? Your transition plan should be individualized and consider your personal needs in all areas of your life. A successful transition plan should take into consideration home, social, and community environments and include ways to reduce anxiety while providing growth throughout your day. Creating a positive and realistic plan for transition to adulthood can be easier with planning.

Areas to be considered for transition should include:

  • Vocational and career goals
  • Personal interest and preferences
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Motor skills
  • Speech and language
  • Cognitive development
  • Adaptive skills
  • Social skills
  • Emotional development and mental health
  • Independent and interdependent skills
  • Recreation skills
  • Self-determination skills
  • Community participation
  • Family and other support

Transition Readiness is an all encompassing plan that considers all aspects of life. Preparation is the key to a successful and fruitful adulthood.

Thanks to Rachel Deaton, Autism Society of Indiana Autism Ally, for her contribution to this article. If you have any questions, please contact her at rdeaton@inautism.org or by calling 800-609-8449 x606.

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