The AHRC Varick St. Day Habilitation Center - located at 200 Varick street in lower Manhattan - will be hosting a visit of the facilities for parents of young adults with disabilities. The open house will be taking place on Wednesday December 5th, 2012 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. It is FREE but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED! Please click or copy and paste the link below to sign up:
What are Transition Services?
The term transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:
- Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including post secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
- Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and
- Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.
The transition process is designed to help young adults with disabilities move smoothly from school to adult life. Using person-centered planning techniques, the transition process focuses on young adults interests and abilities in developing a plan for the future. The goal of a successful transition program is to provide opportunities to experience employment opportunities within the community to assist students in developing the skills that will give them the maximum degree of independence in the future, as well as allowing them to be a productive and contributing member of society.