Here are some suggested website, blog, and podcast resources that relate to our three-part Big Picture Transition Planning Series, which includes Part 1 (Are you Asking the Right Question?) Part 2 (A Snapshot of Independent Life) and Part 3 (The Practice Apartment & Other Adventures).
is an online library of fact sheets, training guides and short articles. Primarily designed to be a resource for the 100-plus , the site offers a “Highly Rated” designation for material reviewed by Parent Center panels for quality, accuracy, and readability.
When I need to zoom in for basic facts about the legal and financial aspects of transition planning, I often browse the websites of legal firms with expertise in special needs law and special education advocacy. Many have short, non-technical articles, blogs and podcasts that break down complicated topics into digestible pieces. Three sites I visited recently are Tennessee-based , New York-based , and the legal publisher .
Your state’s is often the best place to learn about programs that help young adults with disabilities find support to live independently. In general it doesn’t matter whether or not your family receives state-supported insurance. An adult who is 100 percent disabled is usually considered a Household of One, which means the individual qualifies for income-based services regardless of whether he or she still lives in the family home.)
lists more than a dozen free government-sponsored resources on its homepage, most available as downloadable PDFs. We also liked the tip sheet on because the smart parent will begin building those bridges as early as possible.