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Planning for the future and setting high expectations for youth with disabilities can be challenging for families. Adult services and supports often look very different than what is available during the school years. It is important for families to begin working toward goals for independent living, learning and working “after the school bus stops coming” earlier than many families think they need to. And, families don’t always know where to begin, or what resources are available to help them find answers. ASK’s Postsecondary Transition project is designed to help families understand the importance of setting high expectations and to give them the knowledge and skills they need to achieve positive outcomes for their kids.

This project is funded by the Iowa Department of Education and private donations. Through it, ASK collaborates with existing networks to ensure postsecondary transition training and information for families is provided equitably statewide. Currently, the project utilizes workshops on tops including: having high expectations, understanding the basics of transition planning in school, planning for work after high school, and planning for education after high school.

A Transition site has been developed to house much of the same content and resources from the face-to-face trainings in an effort to give all families needed information when and where they use it most.