You can count on DSG to be supportive, informative and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we are stiving to provide timely information and support in transition planning for our children with Down syndrome.
The following state specific sites help navigate through the transition process. While each state has some unique issues; both states have information and tips applicable to all.
Read this article about young man in Maryland who participated in a collaborative interagency, interdisciplinary approach to transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Post Secondary Programs
Best Colleges Online released a list of 20 Incredible Colleges for Students with Special Needs
Get Involved in local opportunities!
- Community Center
- Parks and Recreation
- Fundraisers (5K runs, markets, etc.)
- Farmer's Markets
- Chamber of Commerce
- Clubs, groups, or organizations (bowling, Rotary, Lions, etc.)
There are so many options depending on the community you live in. Take advantage of these opportunities to help yourself have a great network and community. They need you just as much as you need them!
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) Information for the state of Kansas for application for state benefits
Building a Better Life is a guide for families of young adults with disabilities who are transitioning into adult life. Building a Life can help you help young adults move toward independence. (Kansas)
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Information for the state of Missouri for application for state benefits
Jackson County Developmental Disabilities Servicesis a political sub-division of Jackson County that provides funding and services for Jackson County citizens with developmental disabilities
Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together (Missouri)
Transition Planning for Life amd Transition Planning: Setting Lifelong Goals Wrightslaw helps parents start thinking about the transition to adulthood early. Your child must develop the skills he needs to become as independent as possible
Statewide Leadership for Youth in Transition - APerson Centered, Asset-Based Community Development Approach