As students with diverse abilities transition from school to community-based supports after graduation, it is important to have a strong transition plan in place. Transition planning is a collaborative process that includes the student, family, school support team, and community support team.
SD42 has several programs and partnerships to support student transitions to adulthood:
- The Transitions 12/13 course focuses on transition planning, personal awareness and advocacy, healthy relationships, education and employment.
- The Transitions to Adulthood district program provides opportunities for students to make connections with each other and the community service providers they may access in adulthood.
- The Learning Services Work Experience program provides positive work experience opportunities for students to enhance their lives and help provide success in their future. It is designed to serve as a bridge from school to adult life options including work, college vocational programs and community participation.
- The SD42 Handbook – Planning for Positive Futures provides provides information for families, students and educators in SD42 to support a positive transition to adulthood.
- The Life After School Transition Committee (LAST) is a group of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows community service providers that works to support and empower young people with diverse abilities to transition into life after high school.
Contact your school-based support teacher, counsellor or administrator for more information.