For youth receiving special education services and their families

The Youth Transition program works to provide culturally and linguistically diverse families of students ages 14-21 with special needs with the information they need to smoothly and effectively make the transition from high school to adult life.

The program is publishing an Information Resource Guide in English and 8 other languages (Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Somali, and Korean) with helpful information and experiences from youth and young adults, and their families.  Click here to download the .pdf of the publication!

In addition to the Resource Guide, we will also publish videos, translated into the same 8 languages, with real testimonies from youth and young adults about the transition process, what helped them, and how to get services. Parents of youth and young adults also contribute what the experience was like as a parent. Links to access these videos will be available here as they are published.

The program is also working to outreach to families in the counties surrounding King County, such as Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish. For more information, please contact the Project Coordinator.

Life After High School: A Transition Guide For Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Families Of Youth With Disabilities

Open Doors for Multicultural Families has developed this Information and Resource Guide in collaboration with Center for Change in Transition Services for the families and their youth with disabilities, who are preparing to transition from high school to adult life.