Prepare my child for the transition to adulthood
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Prepare my child for the transition to adulthood

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Published: Feb. 27, 2023Updated: Jun. 5, 2024

Age3+ years
DiagnosisAll diagnoses
When to do itStarting in 8th grade
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You'll be better able to support your child in adulthood if you know the many potential resources available and how to access them.


Curated by our research team, signed off by experts and parents alike, guides walk you through the entire process, step-by-step. They cover common pitfalls and how to navigate complexities in order to accomplish your goal.

Prepare my child for the transition to adulthood
When a child is approaching age 18, there are many things to consider. Not all families will take advantage of all the items on this list. This list is meant to provide an overview of possible programs, services, and actions that may be helpful. Your Navigator can provide additional information if it is an area you would like to explore.
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