IPUL Youth - The Transition to Adulthood
"Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a disability, it’s especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. In fact, IDEA requires it."
- Center for Parent Information and Resources
- High School & Post-Secondary Education
- Independent Living
- Transition Guides
Pre-Employment Transition Services
Pre-employment transition services provide opportunities for students with disabilities to learn through work and education. To receive more information about how to access Pre-Employment Transition Services, please contact the VR office in your region.
Employment Information from the Idaho State Department of Labor's Able to Work Program:
Growing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Able to Work
The two links below are new resources from the Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism (CSESA). The resources are the first two in an anticipated series from the center and are designed for students with conversational speech and for those supporting students with more significant communication needs:
How Colleges Help Visually Impaired Students Succeed
You just turned 18, what can you do now?
Check this out - now that you are an adult you can be aware of the choices you make in your life and how it may effect you - there are a lot of things you can do now that you couldn't do before -- and you're legally responsible now!
Start by clicking on this link to find out!
The ABLE act
- SSI/SSDI recipients have the ability to establish 529A savings accounts in excess of the $2,000 resource cap.
- People with disabilities may save up to $14,000 annually (may not have more than $100,000 total.)
- Any eligible individual may open an account in any state that maintains an ABLE account program.
SILC Technical Assistance
The State Independent Living Council (SILC) provides Technical Assistance, information, and Financial Literacy training.
Please contact us to learn more about ABLE today.
Contact us at:
Address: 120 S Cole Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83709
Transition Toolkit for a joint visit with Pediatric and Adult Health Care Clinicians and Transferring Young Adults
This tip sheet offers pediatric and adult clinicians sample content that can be used to facilitate a “warm handoff” to adult care as well as a sample resource for the transferring young adult that explains the telehealth visit.
From the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services US Dept of Education
A tool for students and families to plan and get organized as youth prepare to leave high school and move into the adult world. It is our hope that the binder will provide resources which will be useful as you prepare to leave high school and move into the adult world.
Whether you have a middle schooler (11-14), a high schooler (14-18), or even a young adult (18-26), this is a tool for you to use as you begin planning your child’s transition into adulthood. While it can’t cover every detail or every situation, it will give you an overview of what lies ahead and a list of resources for where to go next.
The report has four goals:
- To inform families about the components of the transition to adulthood
- To encourage families about the components of the transition to adulthood
- To explain the choices and changes that makeup the transition process
- To connect families with the many resources available for helping them transition
Building a Bridge From School to Adult Life for Young Adults with Disabilities in Idaho
A manual developed by Idaho Parents Unlimited to help develop post school goals and transition activities.
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Transition Website
Kits are available for youth with special health care needs ages 12-15, 16-18, and 18 and up, along with Parent Companion Guides. These kits assist youth in ensuring their health needs are focused on as part of transitioning to adulthood.
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's Transition Website can be accessed here: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Transition to Adulthood
Youth Transition Resource :
Got Transition? - a website with a great amount of information about transitioning from youth to adult care
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's "Road to Transition - A Guided Tour for Accessing Adult Medicaid and Developmental Disability Services" (pdf)
Click below to see videos created by and for youth with disabilities and special health care needs in transition to adulthood.
Tools for Life - What do Idaho Youth with Disabilities Think About it? Burn Brighter Tools for Life Voice II Hailey, Idaho
Boise Students Star in Video - Student First Language!