Transition is the lifelong process of individual evolution, growth and development. Transition is a part of our lives from birth through adult life. DOTS focuses on the transition from high school to successful adult living.
It is never too early to start preparing for the transition to adult life. Families can provide their children with choices to practice decision making. Additionally, promote their child independence by gradually having them take over parts of or entire chores around the house.
Transition Activities by Grade Level
Additional Parent Resources
"Roadmap to Transition: A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning into Adulthood" - Roadmap Handbook
A plain language handbook created to help young people with autism understand and plan for their transition to adult life.DOTS Transition Resources Page - https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11340Transition Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
- Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success: Tips for Parents and Families. Info Brief, May 2011: Issue 28.
- Taking Charge of Your Money: An Introduction to Financial Capability
- Developing Financial Capability Among Youth: How Families Can Help
Websites for Alternate Curriculum Programs