Regularly review your youth's profile (strengths, qualities, likes, dislikes...) Discuss their hopes, dreams and visions for their future.
Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN) for your youth.
Get your youth's legal identification in order.
Income Taxes and the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
If your youth has a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP), they need to file income taxes at ages 16 and 17.
Build The Team
Pull together the key individuals for your youth's Transition Team.
Create / Review Transition Plan / IEP
Review and update the Transition Plan and the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
Obtain / Update Assessments
Determine which assessments are required in order to effectively transition into adult services. (Most commonly required - psycho-educational assessment.)
Consider attending a transition workshop.
Research and plan for post-secondary education / training, vocational skills, and employment preparation.
Consider long term financial planning tools such as will & estate planning, trusts, insurance products, as well as RDSPs and RESPs.
Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) file
Apply for CLBC services.
Employment & Volunteer Opportunities - Community Involvement
Begin to research employment and volunteer opportunities for the individual. Include in Transition Plan and IEP.
Resume / Portfolio
Begin to build youth's resume / portfolio of their work and volunteer jobs.
As much as possible, teach youth how to describe their uniqueness to others.
Recreation, Leisure, & Entertainment
Pursue hobbies and opportunities for leisure and recreation.
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