Transition Supports

Day Programs:
Giant Steps
Ray Graham Association  
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

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

Ability Links
Aging w/Autism
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

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

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

Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA)
Glendale Heights
Villa Park

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

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
Carol Stream
Glen Ellyn

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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