 START EARLY! It’s never too soon to start working on independent living skills!

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Transitioning to Living on Your Own

Transitioning to Living on Your OwnMeghan Just, M.Ed.FALLING OFF THE CLIFF

PRE-TRANSISTION(from high school)PRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):START EARLY! Its never too soon to start working on independent living skills!

PRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):Parent expectations what they are and how they change as adulthood approaches PRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):Use teachable moments and expect morePRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):Use the IEP as a resource for skill building throughout the dayPRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):Find volunteer and work placements early to start practicing real life experiencesPRE-TRANSISTION(from high school):Accommodate your child, but push the boundaries! Set the bar realistically high!DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NESTDIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NESTProvide supports, but let them mess up. Its how we all learn!DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

HygieneTransportationCooking/shopping/planning mealsSocial interactionBudgets and bill payingFirst aid and safetyOnline relationships and dating

Some daily living skills that make adults successful:DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Whats appropriate and how to target for it

HygieneDIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Is driving safe? What else should you consider?Transportation

DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Using visual planning tools, lists, and cookbooksCooking/Shopping/Planning Meals

DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Interview skillsAppropriate interactions with supervisors and peersSocial Interaction

DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Even if they arent directly paying bills, have them involved in the process!Budgeting and Bill Paying

DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

Do you have a plan in place? What happens when it all goes wrong? First Aid and Safety

DIFFICULTIES OF LEAVING THE NEST

What to say and when to say it!Online Relationships and Dating

MAKING YOUR OWN MONEYMAKING YOUR OWN MONEYAccording to a study published in Pediatrics in June 2014, only 35 percent of young adults with autism attended college and only 55 percent had a job during the first six years after high school.

MAKING YOUR OWN MONEYHow to be competitive for employment, building a resume

MAKING YOUR OWN MONEYSSI/SSDI- how to apply and who will qualify

MAKING YOUR OWN MONEYCommunity resources that help with employment!Vocational RehabilitationOrange Grove Ticket to Work

IN THEIR SHOESRyan LoweryKelly BostonLucas Durham-Styles