Transition

We want parents in our service area to know that we offer Transition Bags for families going through the School Transition process and Adult Transition.

School Transition  Bags have an “All About Me Book” for you to fill in the blanks with information about your child to give to his/her teachers and program assistants. Some of this information will be family members info, favorite activities, health considerations, communication, places he/she likes to go, Myths & Truths about Down syndrome and much more. We encourage all families to fill in as much information about your child and to include other information you feel would be helpful for a successful transition.

The  bag has a “Working Together” booklet, this is a parent’s guide to parent and professional partnership and communication within special education. We also include the Susan J. Peoples book “Understanding How Children with Down Syndrome Learn”.

These bags are for transition from First Steps into preschool or they can also be used for older children going from elementary to middle school or Middle school onto High school.

Adult Transition Bags have the book “Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome”, which  is a guide to emotional and behavioral strengths and challenges. We have also included the booklet called “Transition Pathways to Your Future” provide from the Indiana State Health Department. Along with this we have online resources for post-secondary education, college funding , disability employment and more so you can have a successful adult transition.

Post secondary opportunities for students with Down syndrome exist at many colleges and universities across the nation.  Check out the resources below for more information!

A Guide to College for Students with Disabilities

Think College is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. It provides resources and tools for students, families, and professionals.

Going to College contains information about living college life with a disability. It’s designed for high school students and provides video clips, activities and additional resources that can help you get a head start in planning for college.

Click here for Resources Links for Transition

You can also find useful information at www.indianatransition.org

If you are interested in one of these bags please contact us at info@michianadownsyndrome.org  or 574-334-7734

last updated 1/4/2016 sp