Transition Support Services assist individuals ages ten through high school graduation with preparing for adulthood, developing skills for independent living, employment, and community access. DCBDD support administrators work with families and young adults to navigate an individualized support plan (ISP), connect families with community resources, and/or assist with adaptive equipment.
All services are need based, written into an individualized support plan, preauthorized, related to the qualifying disability, goal based, and meant to increase independence. To find out if you or your child is eligible for services, visit DCBDD’s intake and eligibility page here.
Locally-funded services could include:
- Adaptation/modification: Adaptation/Modification items could include: hearing aids, adapted car seats, ramps, and equipment that have been modified, adapted, or selected/fitted specifically for an individual. This could also include changes made to the permanent structure of an occupant-owned home that requires a building permit.
- Behavior Strategies: Consultation and behavior strategies to prepare for community involvement and independence.
- Community inclusion: The purpose of this funding is to provide opportunities for individuals to connect with other community members and participate in activities alongside their peers.
- Driving rehabilitation/classes/evaluation: This includes additional supports to assist with obtaining a driver’s license.
- Social Skill Development: Services designed to increase independence and teach social skills
- Summer day programs: Day programs during the summer as a transition from high school.
- Respite/Homemaker Personal Care (HPC) Respite provides the opportunity for a brief reprieve for caregivers. HPC should be goal based and designed to increase independence.
- Therapies: This includes both traditional and non-traditional therapies that are supported by empirical research
- Transportation: This includes access to employment and, community inclusion.
For questions about Transition Support Services, please contact Jennifer McCleese, Transition Support Administration manager at 740.201.5805.