Age 22 is the turning point for children with disabilities, and it falls to parents to come up with the plan for the day their children age out of Special Education and enter the world of adult services.
Let us help you with your plan.
CLASS Transition Planning provides resources and educational support for families and parents of children with autism spectrum disorder or with developmental or intellectual disabilities, ages 12 to 22 and beyond. Topics include:
Introduction to Adult Special Services
· Day Habilitation programs, Medicare, MassHealth and Medicaid
· Community Based Day Services (CBDS) programs:
· Intro to the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
· Employment and Continuing Education
The Legal Process
· Legal Considerations
Independent Living Options for Families
· Transitions to Independence: Housing options, locating and applying for housing, housing vouchers
· Adult Family Care (AFC): how you can help your family as a caregiver
Come, learn how to plan for your child's entry into adult services, speak with subject matter experts to get the answers and resources you're looking for, and be with other parents who will gladly help you by sharing what they know.
Do you know:
Tell us about your family and what your needs are.
Workshops provide resources to guide you to the answer that's right for your family.
Workshops are free, thanks to a grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation.
What parents are saying about CLASS Transition Planning Seminars ...
May 2, 2015
“My son is going to be 16 and I know I can't sit back and expect the services he needs to come to him. I have become an advocate .”
October 25, 2014
“This was very informative. I wish my families in Lawrence were here.