Transition Supports

Day Programs:
Aspire
Connection of Friends
Giant Steps
Marklund
Ray Graham Association  
UCP-Seguin
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

Independent Living/Housing:
Autism Speaks: Adult Services
Aging w/Autism
DHS: Disability & Rehabilitation
DHS: Housing
DHS Rehabilitation Services: Apply Online
DuPage Center for Independent Living
DuPage Federation on Human Service Reform
Directory of Independent Living Centers
How Disability Friendly is Your City?
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)
Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
National Alliance of Mental Illinois (NAMI)
People’s Resource Center
PADS
Transition to Adulthood: Home Modifications for Young Adults’ Special Needs
UIC Specialized Care for Children

Employment:
Ability Links
Aging w/Autism
Alliance for Full Participation
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
Disability Works Training Institute
DHS Rehabilitation Services: Apply Online
Donka, Inc
Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
Illinois Worknet Centers
Parents Alliance Employment Project
People’s Resource Center
Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs
workNet DuPage Career Center

Transportation:
DuPage Center for Independent Living: Transportation
DuPage County Programs
PACE Paratransit
Regional Transportation Authority; Ride Free
Ride DuPage

Recreation: 
Aging w/Autism 
Connection of Friends 
DHS: Housing 
Directory of Independent Living Centers 
DuPage Center for Independent Living 
Gigi’s Playhouse
Special Recreation Associations & Information
Special Recreation Cooperatives

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
Serving:
Addison
Glendale Heights
Lombard
Villa Park

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)
Serving:
Hanover Park
 
South East Association for Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR)
Serving:
Downers Grove

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
Serving:
Bloomingdale
Carol Stream
Glen Ellyn
Wheaton

UPS for DownS

The term Transition Services means a coordinated set of activities for a (student) that:

  • Is designed to be a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the (student) to facilitate the (student’s) movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;
  • Is based on the individual (student’s) needs, taking into account the (student’s) strengths, preferences, and interests;
  • Includes instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, when appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational evaluation.

Source: Individuals with Disabilities Act (I.D.E.A.)

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