These resources align with the Transition Checklist used in CCSHCN clinics to help parents and patients find appropriate resources and move toward independence.
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Can you help to plan and prepare meals and food?
Can you budget money and save up for something?
Are you deciding what my future plans, i.e., work, secondary education, vocational training, Job Corp, military, etc.?
Are you learning about healthy behaviors such as exercise and nutrition that help you stay well?
Do you have a part time job or volunteer?
Are you preparing for your future transportation needs by learning to drive, managing public/private transportation, or planning to be evaluated for the ability to drive, if these apply to you?
Do you plan to register to vote at age 18?. Do you understand the importance of exercising you right to vote? Do you understand the value of voting for candidates who support disability rights and services?
If you have an IEP or special needs concerns, answer the following:
Do you know that if you have a developmental disability you can stay in high school until age 21?
Do you attend IEP/504 meetings?
Are you planning for your future by being ready to list vocational goals on your IEP at age 16?
Do you know to reapply for SSI at age 18 because only your income will be considered at that time?
Do you understand how you can work and still draw disability. Do you know about Social Security Administration (SSI or SSDI) work incentives-PASS plan, 1619A&B, Ticket to Work?
Are you aware of services for the disabled including voc rehab, School to Work, supported employment, Carl Perkins, adult day treatment, adult day care, etc.?
Do you understand your rights under the American Disabilities Act?
Are you am aware of Medicaid waivers? These waivers provide a funding stream for community living supports, residential, respite care and other services.