YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM
For youth receiving special education services and their families
Project Coordinator: Miho Onaka
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 with helpful information and experiences from youth and young adults, and their families. The introduction and Part 1 were published in January 2017, and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. More languages will become available as their translations are completed. Click here to download the .pdf of the publication! We anticipate Sections 2-4 will be available by the end of 2017. The whole Information Resource Guide will be translated into Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
In addition to the Resource Guide, we will also publish a DVD, 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 the DVDs 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.
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.
We have Part I of information guide ready for the dissemination.
Please use the form below, to request an electronic copy.
Part I: December 2016
- Introduction – what is Transition?
- Self-discovery – Person-Centered Planning
Part II: Available 2017
- School-based Transition –what is Transition Services & Transition Program?
- Daily Life Option After High School
Part III: Available 2017
- Financial, Legal, and Personal Security
- Community Living