Worried about what PATH your child will take after high school? Transition and Behavior Planning can HELP you with the answers…
Transition and Behavior Planning consists of SERVICES and SUPPORT for youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and a co-occurring mental health diagnosis to help them move successfully from SCHOOL to ADULT life.
Remember its never to early to start helping your child prepare for a successful future.
- Intellectual Disability: It is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
- Mental Health: Includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
- Behavior: Is the way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
What do we offer for your son or daughter?
The transition planner will schedule individual appointments with the parents and the youth with IDD and will develop PATH plans (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) using Person-Centered Practices. The Person Centered philosophy supports people to get better lives, not just better paper. The overall goal of this project is that people live and participate in their communities and not in institutional settings.
There’s a world of opportunities out there… if you dream and prepare!
Transition Planning varies among youth, because each has unique needs, strengths, interests and preferences. Youth and families are vital to the Transition Planning process.
Transition Planning consists of looking at:
- A vision for the future
- Education, employment, volunteer and recreational options
- Connecting with community agencies
- Accessing medical and behavioral resources
- Identifying crisis and emergency resources
- Building a support system
All this to help your son or daughter achieve the vision for the future.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” -Benjamin Franklin
Get the Transition Planning Process Started!
To schedule an appointment or to learn more contact Rosy Duran
Phone: (915) 594-8484 Ext 205