FYI Students in Transition

FYI Transition

Learn about life after graduating school. 

WORKING

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, it is an important part of life to be productive and make money to support yourself.

Employment

How to find and keep a good job and earn money.

Work for Yourself

Learn about starting your own business and being your own boss.

Employment

VR Transition Youth Program

Helps students with disabilities ages 14-21  train for a job, continue their education, or find a job after high school. Provides career counseling, work readiness, and work experiences in the community.

FL Dept. of Education

Transition for students with disabilities, starting at age 14, to  successfully move to life after school based on strengths, interests and preferences.

CareerSource Florida

Career Centers are across the state. Provides a Disability Specialist to help guide you, funding for services for people with disabilities, training, and support for employers who hire people with disabilities.  Website: opens in a new windowcareersourceflorida.com

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

 Helps individuals  with intellectual and developmental disabilities get community employment. For more information about employment services visit APD’s website.

 

Employment First

Promotes the Florida Employment First law. Everyone has the right to work in their community, no matter what your disability.

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LIVING

Living as a young adult on your own, you will need to understand things about housing, your neighborhood, and community life.

Community Life

What you need to know about living in a community.

Housing

What makes a good home and what you need to know about home life.

Money

Learn all about what money is and how to best use it.

Supported Living

Supported Living helps people to choose where and how they want to live in homes of their own. A supported living coach or support coordinator, using in-home supports and community resources, can help people live on their own and be a part of the community.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Helps plan  housing assistance and helps find a roommate using Roommate Matching Lists. opens in a new windowFind an office near you.

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Money Resources

Social Security Benefits provides financial assistance to people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. Supplemental Security Income pays benefits based on financial need.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Resources for transition, including housing and transportation.

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LEARNING

Learning new things doesn’t end with graduating school. There is still much to discover through continuing your education, learning about your health, and how to speak up for yourself.

More Education

Learn your options for more education in a trade or in college.

Health

Learn how to live a safe and healthy life.

Self-Determination

How to speak up for yourself, learn about what you want and need, and make good choices to control your life.

More Education after High School

There are lots of options for more learning – you can enroll for a degree at a university or state college. You can also enroll in an apprenticeship or a career and technical program at a state college or technical college.

Think College National Coordinating Center provides coordination, training, and evaluation services for Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSIDs). They also have a helpful website with resources for students, families, and others. They created a map and listing of all of the colleges in the US with programs for students with IDD. There is also a guideopens PDF file  for families to use when considering colleges. Students contributed to this publicationopens PDF file .

Download a Comparison Chartopens PDF file  from the FL DD Council to compare post-secondary education programs that serve students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Use this to keep track of what you like best about different schools.

The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA) has created the  opens in a new windowCollege Showcase Program Guide to use as a starting point and idea springboard for questions and topics to consider when speaking with postsecondary education programs.

  • Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Programs are federally approved for students with intellectual disabilities and you can receive federal student aid programs.
  • FPCTPs are Florida approved Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs at universities, state colleges, technical colleges, and private colleges and universities, for students with intellectual disabilities.  

Health

Got Transition

A checklist of what to do for the transition to adult health care.

Offered by Training Resource Network, click the image below to view a course on virus safety.

Self-Determination

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

This online training funded by the Council helps individuals with disabilities to speak up, speak out, and speak loud. Click the image below to go to the course.

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Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy: Disability Rights Florida

Play the video below on how to be an effective self-advocate.

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