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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
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Transition

 

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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.

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Post Secondary Programs


Best Colleges Online released a list of 20 Incredible Colleges for Students with Special Needs

 Who's Life Is It Anyway?

Stories of Transition

Transition to Adult Health Care

 

Transition links

 

http://www.buildingalife.ku.edu/

http://www.imdetermined.org/

 

Kansas

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)

Missouri

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)

10 Tips to Help Your Child's Transition to Adulthood

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

FEDERAL RESOURCES


Disability Planner: Benefits For A Disabled Child 

Supplemental Security Income

Statewide Leadership for Youth in Transition -  APerson Centered, Asset-Based Community Development Approach