After high school, your child may choose to pursue further education, go into the workforce or seek out a different living arrangement. No matter what they decide to do next, this newfound independence can present challenges and opportunities for young people with developmental disabilities. You may have discussed some of these prospects with your child and his or her IEP team before graduation. Whatever path your child takes, there are steps regarding medical and legal rights to be considered as your child transitions to adulthood.
Once determined eligible for services, Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Stark DD) may be an important resource as your child approaches graduation. Request to talk to an SSA for help developing a transition plan.
The following recommendations can help create a smoother transition to adulthood for young people with developmental disabilities: