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Transition Tools

These tools will help you to prepare for the transition to adulthood.

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Healthcare Resources

  • DuPage County Transition Planning Committee

    The DuPage County Transition Planning Committee puts together a guide to help students and their families with the process of transitioning from the public school system to adult services by providing information about resources in DuPage County that are available after high school.

  • Health Care Milestones Skills List

    The Health Care Milestones Skills List provides a checklist for youth to identify health care skills and abilities they have met, and areas where they may need additional focus.  The skills list also addresses medication and treatment management, and managing insurance benefits. Some of these activities may not apply to everyone.  (English) (Spanish)

  • Mental Health Resources

    This document provides an extensive listing of web sites and web resources to assist youth and their families in finding mental health resources.

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independence Resources

  • Shepherd's College

    Offers three-year post-secondary educational programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Programs include general education for independence, culinary arts, and horticulture.

    1805 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, WI 53182-1597
    (262) 878-5620

  • Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA)

    This four-year program offers a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults with developmental disabilities. Ages 18-28 high school graduates with disabilities can earn certificates in academics, independent living skills and social/recreational skills.

    190 Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
    (630) 617-3752

  • Healthy Diet: Skills Tips

    Healthy Diet for  Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Healthy Diet for Preteens:  (English) (Spanish)

    Healthy Diet for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

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work Resources

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