To read on ConnectAbility website:
Planning for Life After School
This is a series of workshops and tip sheets designed to help plan for life after school. It is important to go through all of the workshops in order as each one prepares us for the next one.
Getting Started Early
It’s never too early to start thinking about the future
Starting early will provide a person with a wider range of choices
Prepare for the planning meeting by exploring what people are interested in experiencing
Organizing the Planning Meeting
Important questions to consider for a successful meeting
- What is Person-Directed Planning With the shift from institutions to individuals, it is important to consider how to get people involved in planning for their futures and expressing what they want.
- The First Job and Beyond Gaining work experience is a great way for someone to explore occupations that might interest them in the future.
- Exploring Funding Opportunities Where to find individual funding sources to assist someone who wants to access work, volunteer and recreational opportunities.
- Life Beyond Work Exploring interests, developing skills, establishing social relationships (independent of your family circle) and having fun!
- Looking at Needs and Overcoming Obstacles Looking at the needs of a person’s day-to day life and the ways in which needs can be accommodated and obstacles overcome.
- Creating Employment and Training Opportunities in your Community Tips for networking within your community
- How to Support Someone at Work Often times when a person with an intellectual disability is beginning any new activity, whether it is work or recreational, they will need different kinds of supports to transition them into the activity.
- Sample Invite for Planning Meeting This a sample invite that you can printout and use to invite people to your planning meeting.
- Success Stories As planning begins for the future it is always nice to hear about other people’s stories and the success that they have achieved after planning began for them.
- Transition out of High School