“Children and families experience many transitions, large and small, over the years. Three predictable transitions occur: when children reach school age, when they approach adolescence, and when children move from adolescence into adulthood. Other transitions that children make include moving into new programs, working with new agencies and care providers, and making new friends. Transitions involve changes: adding new expectations, responsibilities, or resources, and letting go of others.” (University of Washington Adolescent Health Transitions Project)
Click on the image of the Transition Resource Guide below for resources that can help your family plan for transitions and navigate the changes in your child’s life. Here is more information about the County Developmental Disabilities Department and resources available.