The session will feature an overview of challenges to a successful transition to post-secondary learning programs. These include lack of disability awareness, inaccurately estimating individual abilities, and over-helping, which limits personal choices and opportunities for trial and error. Classroom and therapeutic supports end abruptly with graduation, leaving some without services. Participants will consider elements of a successful transition, including building expectations for goal attainment, inspiring the young adult to attempt even when feeling uncertain, and encouraging self-management with diminished daily support. Some caregivers fear the unknown and benefit from reassurance to empower the young adult, instead of rescuing and worrying about task performance. Dialogue with participants will reveal multiple approaches enabling successful transition to college or work and life independence. It is helpful to guide families to understand rights after IDEA, transferring support from the family to the community, and accessing resources after high school.
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