To build partnerships with families, provide shared responsibilities and involve them in decisions that affect transition planning.
Using a lifespan approach
Help families infuse transition planning into each stage of their child's life.
Setting high expectations
Help families see how high expectations can lead to a successful transition to adulthood.
Envisioning a best life
Use Charting the LifeCourse tools to discover the family's perspective and vision for their child's best life.
Building responsibility and skills
Encourage families to find ways to build their child's skills from a young age.
Supporting independent living
Guide families to support their child to live as independently as possible.
Preparing for employment
Help families understand the benefits of competitive integrated employment and how to prepare their child for work.
Planning for postsecondary education and training
Understand how the role of parents and other family members changes when their child transitions to the postsecondary setting.