Teen Services – Transition Planning
Transition planning creates improved outcomes for a teen’s adult life post-high school. Whether the student is college-bound or is pursuing employment following graduation, Milestones can provide recommendations to help the IEP team, family, and student reach these future goals.
Milestones provides in-depth consultations to families and individuals with ASD at an ongoing level of support.
Consultations help lead individuals to greater independence, increased community integration, and ultimately, an improved quality of life for them and their family.
- Assistance Seeking Funding for Transition-Related Needs
- Evolving Interests into Employment Ideas
- Finding Opportunities in the Community to Build Work Skills and Explore Job Interests
- IEP Review and Preparation
- College Preparation and Planning
Beyond the transition years, we offer assistance to families and individuals to build an adult team, create a plan, develop employment support, and integrate into the community.
Our consultations are tailored to an individual’s or family’s needs.
- Direction to Resources for Housing & Daily Living Skills Development
- Guidance to Employment Services
- Connection to Government Resources & Financial Assistance
- Social Opportunities/Community Integration
Consultations are scheduled in one-hour increments. Rates are $50/hour or $10/hour for families below 200% of the poverty level.
Contact Milestones today at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our intake form to schedule a consultation.
How We Help
- Milestones’ staff helped a young adult in college structure his educational and practical experiences to allow him to be exposed to community-based work experiences prior to graduation. The youth is now a college senior and pursuing a degree in public health.
- Milestones worked with a school to help develop possible jobs post-graduation for a nonverbal student with autism. Milestones’ staff developed appropriate supports for employment and job site the student transitioned into during his last months of high school. This enabled the transition staff to be present to support the youth. The young adult has maintained his job for two years and functions nearly independently in his work site.
- A young adult was struggling to master daily living skills, thereby hindering him from moving into supported housing. Milestones connected him to a community agency that provided continuous support to master the identified goals developed with his family and Milestones’ staff. He is thriving in a supported apartment setting.
Meet our Knowledgeable Team
(L to R) Beth Thompson, MSSA, LSW Program Director, Helena Farkas, LISW-S Social Worker, Haley Dunn, MA, LPC Teen & Adult Coordinator