Social Recreation

The transition from federally mandated services provided through the school system to adult services can be a challenge. While entitlement to public education ends at age 21, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires that transition planning begin at age 16 and become a formal part of the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

This transition planning should include the student, parents and IEP team members working together to help the student make decisions about his/her next steps. An Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) should be developed to outline transition services, which may include education or vocational training, employment, living arrangements and community participation, to name a few aspects.

The first step in transition planning is to take a look at the individual’s interests, abilities and needs. For example, what educational needs must be met? Where can the young adult find employment and training services? What types of living arrangements are best for him/her? How will he/she socialize and pursue relationships?

Legal Information for Teens Turning 18

When You Turn 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 1MB)
California Bar Association.
What every teen needs to know about the law as they become an adult.

411 on Disability Disclosure
A workbook that explores when and if to disclose a disability.

Job Accommodation Network
https://askjan.org/disabilities/Autism-Spectrum.cfm?
A Web-based resource that describes disabilities and health issues that creates barriers to employment and low cost accommodations. This site is helpful to individuals with disabilities, educators, job developers, and business partners.

Essential Skills for All Teens – https://www.caspdg.org/assets/ISES/ises-webinars/Essential_Life_Skills_for_All_Teens.pdf

Social Recreation Resources

The Autism Society Inland Empire Autism (ASIE) maintains these Resource Listings as a service to families as a reference tool. Every effort is made to ensure listings are up-to-date. ASIE does not endorse or claim to have personal knowledge of the abilities of those listed. The resources listed are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource or as a tool for verifying the credentials, qualifications, or abilities of any organization, product or professional. Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism. 

The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval.  The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.

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