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Charting the LifeCourse: Experiences and Questions

This booklet helps individuals and families know the questions to ask and things to think about throughout the life course, in order to have the experiences that help lead to the good life that they envision. Most of the questions and life experiences in this booklet apply to anyone, whether they have a disability or not!

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Charting the LifeCourse: Daily Life & Employment Guide

This 20-page guide is meant to help transition age youth and families figure out what daily life is going to look like after high school ends. It includes activities and resources to begin to think about jobs, careers, or continuing education in adult life.

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Charting the LifeCourse: Focusing on Transition

This short four page guide can be given to youth and parents of youth who are nearing or have reached transition age, to help them begin to think about things in each of the life domains that will be important in the transition from school to adult life. It includes questions to ask and options to consider and discuss with transitioning youth, to move toward a vision for a good life as an adult.

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MO Guardianship: Understanding Your Options & Alternatives

  • Have you gotten “the letter” from your child’s school saying you should file for guardianship?
  • Has someone suggested you should pursue guardianship for your loved one? Do you work with individuals or families who may be considering these issues?
  • Are you a teacher or other school staff that work with students who are in the special education transition process?
  • Are you a person who has a guardian? Did you know there might be options you’re not aware of that would work for your situation and help you regain some of your rights?This webinar will help you explore the options and alternatives to guardianship in our state.
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Transition to Adulthood: The Self-Determined Life

Watch George & Spencer from the National Gateway to Self Determination as they discuss self-determination for young adults with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs as they transition to adult life!

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Surviving the Transition to Adult Medical Care

The purpose of this training is to teach youth and families about medical transition and how to plan for the future. Medical transition is important because health affects everything: employment, housing, school, community living and more!

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Surviving the Transition to Adult Medical Care information packet

Connect with our Family Information Specialists to get the information you need about

transition– transition planning, career preparation and exploration, graduation, social relationships, and more

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