The Down syndrome transition handbook : charting your child's course to adulthood
By: Simons, Jo Ann.Series: Topics in Down Syndrome.Publisher: Bethesda, MD Woodbine House 2010Description: xix, 289 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781890627874.Subject(s): DOWN SYNDROME | TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE | TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK | TRANSITION PLANNING | TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL | HEALTH CARE | LEGAL ISSUES | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT | RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS
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Transition : what's it all about?|Pomp and circumstances : getting the most out of high school|Movin' on : postsecondary options|What's the score?|Legal issues and hurdles|If I were a rich (wo) man, or money makes the world go 'round|It's a jungle out there : creating a meaningful and purposeful day|Feels like home to me|An apple a day|I get by with a little help from my family and friends|Technology, transportation, recreation, risk and what's left over|It's a brand new world|Footprints for the future
"[This book] helps parents with the enormous and often overwhelming task of preparing a child with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability for adulthood. It is full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions for envisioning their child's future, developing a transition plan, and seeing it through. This invaluable guide covers everything families need to know and do." - BOOK JACKET
This book is intended to help parents prepare a child with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability for adulthood. It is full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions for developing a transition plan.
The topics dealt with include high school, IEPs and transition goals, postsecondary options, residential options, financial issues, legal issues (bearing in mind that this book is published in the US), training and employment, transportation, health care, family and community.
The first chapter “Transition – What’s It All About?” presents various planning tools and options which will help families and individuals to identify their goals and includes a “Steps in Transition” chart which identifies which steps need to be taken at various ages.
Written by the mother of a Down syndrome son, this chatty, liberally illustrated volume is described by the co-founder of the National Down Syndrome Society as “a goldmine of vital information”.