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Suggestions for Helping Teens with Autism Transition to Adulthood

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:24


In this article, Wrightslaw, special education advocates, provide information on helping teens with autism transition to adulthood. Did you know that by age 16, students covered by IDEA are required to have a transition services plan (TIEP) in place? Some issues to consider in the transition plan include: vocational rehab, counseling and training; college; career trade or profession; integrated employment; adult services; assistive technology; and independent living. If you need help during these transition years, you can contact the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). NDRN is the federally-mandated organization to protect and advocate rights for people with a range of disabilities.

Read original article: Transitioning to Adulthood Poses Challenges for Those with Autism

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