Transition Resources

Transition Timeline

Between the ages of 14 and 18:

  • Apply for long-term DDA services and DORS
  • Maintain transition files to include assessments, IEP, resume, etc.
  • Participate in work experience in school and in the community
  • Participate in self-advocacy and independent living skills
  • Develop a long-range vision based on strengths and interests

Between the ages of 18 and 20:

  • Apply for SSI benefits
  • Apply for DORS services
  • Consider participating in a Career Assessment
  • Become familiar with adult services
  • Attend transition workshops
  • Apply for Medical Assistance

During the spring and summer prior to the last year of school:

  • Attend a Transitioning Youth Fair
  • Discuss recommendations for appropriate services with your Transition Support Team
  • Make sure your transition files are current and complete
  • Visit and interview at least three DDA adult providers (see provided list)

During the final year of school:

  • Submit your provider selections on the choice letter
  • Complete the provider application with any additional documentation needed
  • Review your long-range vision based on strengths and interests
  • Request that DORS develop an individual plan for services
  • Secure permanent employment

Resources

DORS 
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Developmental Disabilities Administration 
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Workforce Technology Center 
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Maryland Transition Youth: MD Government 
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