Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
DSG TRansition Bootcamp
The Transition Bootcamp Program was developed in response to parents requests for support during the middle school/ high school years' critical transition time. Below are the links to the session presented during the 2012-13 School year.
- Transition Bootcamp Session One: The Nitty Gritty - focuses on an overview of transition, developing self advocacy and the IEP transition plan.
- Transition Bootcamp Session 2: What Happens After the Bus Stops Coming - Work Options, Post-Secondary Education, Volunteer and Work Opportunities, Day Programs, Break-Out Sessions and Provider Fair with Relevant supports and services
- Transition Bootcamp Session 3: Moving Towards Independence - Moving out and living independently. Focus on discussion of living arrangements, pros & cons of living options, and types of living arrangements.
- Transition Bootcamp Session 4: Building a Social World - Person centered planning, paid and unpaid supports. Dating, sexuality and relationships. Provider fair for social, recreational and leisure opportunities.
View a great transition timeline for high school students created by the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns.
Transition too Adulthood Semimar Series links to the 2012-13 Seminar Series powerpoint presentation to see best practices in transition IEP's; the role of self-determination; and practical examples of implementation of transition timelines and activities.
Mapping Your Future: Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities A High School Student’s Personal File