Top 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about Transition



Information from Transition To Adult Life Agency Night 2013



Center for Parent Information and Resources

Transition To Adulthood

Contact a Mental Health Provider in Montgomery County

Magellan of PA

Transition IEP

Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with ASD
Life After IEPs Blog





NSTTAC Annotated Bibliographies in Secondary Transition
Secondary Transition Annotated Biblographies
Guide to Assistive Technology and Secondary Transition
Integrated Employment Toolkit

Information for Individuals with Autism


Center for Autism Research

CAR Autism Roadmap -
A "one-stop website for families of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Bureau of Autism Services Programs
The Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Public Welfare has two programs designed to meet the needs of adults with autism: The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP). The Bureau of Autism Services has more information about each of the programs.
Post-secondary Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education **website** has transition resources for youth, young adults, parents and professionals. ASERT also hosted a conference for post-secondary programs in Pennsylvania to discuss autism support programs. You can view those materials including existing programs and the success of those programs, as well as their struggles click ,here
Employment
There are many different types of employment options after high school or college. Some of those include Vocation Education, Competitive Employment, Supported Employment, Customized Employment, and Self-Employment. Talking about the different options with educators and other professionals might help focus your goals. ASERT released a report on employment for individuals with autism in Pennsylvania. You can learn more about the research and conclusions here.
Social Security Info
Child Autism Parent Cafe

Employment

Access this document to see some AWESOME on line training from Works for Me

Montgomery County CareerLink

Job Accommodation Network
Follow this link to view an informative presentation about the process to identify accommodations in employment settings
JAN SOAR
Follow this link to view a searchable database of job accommodations


(Blind & Visual Services)






NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC's website: http://www.nsttac.org/ytw/home. The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. The resources are organized across 8 work-based learning experience (WBLE) categories: (1) career exploration, (2) job shadowing, (3) job sampling, (4) service learning, (5) internships, (6) apprenticeships, (7) paid employment, and (8) mentoring. Within each WBLE category, resources are organized for the following audiences (1) schools, (2) businesses, (3) youth service professionals, (4) families, and (5) youth with disabilities.

Independent Living


Health Information Forms



The Arc Medical Assistance in PA Check this website for an overview of MA in PA as well as a link to the Person Centered Planning Toolkit!
















Self Advocacy





Montgomery County Office of Developmental Disabilities










Montgomery County Systems of Care

Systems of Care

Transition Assessment

Person Centered Planning
This Link takes you to a resource for Person Centered Planning







Post Secondary Education and Training


Going-to-college website



There are No IEPs in College Check out this link for information about the difference between College and High School

(Eastern University)

Transportation Assistance



Transition Research

NLTS2 Home Page

Transition Assessment Website

Transition Asment

MCIU Autism Wiki Page

MCIU Autism Wiki Page

Other Informational Pages

Bucks County IU

this graphic gives a visual for how the new DSM criteria will change in regards to Autism Diagnosis