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Transition to adulthood: Overview

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The transition to adulthood is a big time in your child's life. Your child is starting to think about what comes after school and to plan for life as an adult. The transition can be challenging for you, too. Your child is growing up! Change is hard. It's exciting, scary, confusing and important. Help your child navigate the transition — and get the support you need, too.

This section covers:

  • Key supports

    Sharing your fears, questions and hopes with other parents can help you navigate your child's transition to adulthood.

  • Programs and services

    Find the programs and services that can help your child transition into the next stage of life.

  • Legal

    Knowing your child's rights during the transition to adulthood is important for making informed decisions.

  • Resources

    Here's a starter kit of helpful resources for transition-age youth and families.

  • Planning and advocacy

    Planning throughout your child's school years helps you set expectations for your child's vision of a good life — especially as your child transitions out of school and into adulthood.