Moving into adulthood—better known now as #adulting—can be especially taxing for people with FASD, so we’re there to help with making the transition a little easier.
Transition Coordinators focus on helping young people build a plan for the future, working directly with them and parents, caregivers and teachers. The Transition Coordinator may continue to work with the Child & Family Coordinator in the event that ongoing support services are required for the youth and/or the parents/caregivers during the transition period.
The Transition Coordinator uses a number of established tools to help young people identify both strengths and areas of need, as well as outline the referrals that will be required when the youth comes of legal age. The client, family, support persons, school personnel, employer and service providers are encouraged to take an active role in helping the young person recognize possibilities and achieve goals.
Transition Planning is the process of planning for the future. It involves goal setting, creating a plan and determining what supports an individual may need as they transition from one phase of life to another.
The LCFASD Transition Program is designed for adolescents and young adults who:
- Are between the ages of 14 and 25
- Have a FASD diagnosis or is At Risk of FASD
- Have at least one supportive adult in their life
- Are willing to commit to the LCFASD Transition Program for 3 to 6 months
The LCFASD Transition Coordinator works directly with the client and their support network to create an individualized Transition Plan; a written document that outlines the individual’s strengths, interests and areas of need. The Transition Plan will also document the client’s short and long-term goals, steps needed to achieve these goals, supports available to help, and a list of holistic recommendations that the client and support network may find helpful. Although Transition Planning should begin around age 14, it is never too late to start the Transition Planning process as it can help an individual at any age.