Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment Planning Guide

Youth Profile

Question Two: Youth Profile

What are the Youth’s Preferences, Interests, Needs, and Strengths/Skills (PINS)?

The Youth Profile that results from Transition Assessment provides critical information needed to begin to ‘tell the story’ of how the youth’s current skills and abilities relate, or fit with the level and types of skills needed to achieve his/her adult outcomes. The team will analyze each new piece of information as to how it informs the youth’s adult life goals and the strategies, services and supports necessary to prepare the youth to achieve these goals.