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Adulthood

Experience a variety of resources and supports that provides guidance during the process of transition to adulthood for individuals with disabilities.

APSI

APSI (Advocacy & Protective Services, Inc.) is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting the rights of Ohioans with developmental disabilities. We advocate for the people we serve by helping to make their desires and needs known, especially when they cannot speak for themselves or if they have no other advocate. We do this by providing a full array of guardianship and protective services to individuals age 18 or older.

http://www.apsiohio.org/home


The Journey to Life After High School

This resource provides a wide range of information to help families as they support their young adult children move from school life to a quality life in the community. Issues addressed in this PDF include: using IEP meetings to plan transitions, going to college, pursuing employment and other options, exploring residential and housing options, securing benefits and transitioning from pediatric to adult health care.

View the PDF here

Partnerships in Employment

This guide, developed for family members of people with IDD, provides information to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in their communities. The guide addresses topics such as common goals for people with IDD for employment and community participation. It can help families and individuals understand the different types of day program and employment services available.

The guide is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

For more information on Adult help, please see the Lifespan Transitions Center.

Customized Employment Guide

Customized Employment Guide

A look at the strategies used in Customized Employment and links to more information for those who are just beginning.
Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

Transition to Adulthood Guidelines

Receive comprehensive guidance during the process of transition to adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.