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Transition: Social Resources

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  • Social Milestones Skills List

    The Social Milestones Skills List provides a checklist for youth to identify skills and abilities they have met as well as those areas where they may need additional focus.  Addresses such areas as communication, pet care, safety, socialization as well as recreation. Some of these activities may not apply to everyone.   (English)  (Spanish)

  • American Heart Association Support Network

    A free online social community of survivors and family caregivers who share information and inspiration. Support Network members trade tips, compare notes and shore each other up when the going gets rough. Members also have access to healthcare professionals who can answer their questions. Plus, specialized resources from the American Heart Association.

  • Arc of Illinois Consumer Stipend Program

    The Arc of Illinois, through a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, administers the Consumer Involvement Program and distributes consumer stipend funds to enable people with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend conferences of their choice that are directly related to developmental disability issues.

  • Discipline: Skills Tips

    Discipline for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Discipline for Preteens: (English) (Spanish)

    Discipline for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Drugs & Smoking: Skills Tips

    Tips for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Tips for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Making Friends: Skills Tips

    Making Friends for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Making Friends for Teens:  (English) (Spanish)

  • Parent Time: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • Play Time: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)