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1 Services and Supports for Transition Age Youth

2 To serve and empower persons with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve their goals with community partners

3 Facts about SDRC Serve approximately 21,000 individuals Voluntary services Not a state agency but receive leadership and funding from the Department of Developmental Services 21 Regional Centers in the state of California serving approximately 250,000 individuals Design and activities of Regional Centers to reflect a strong commitment to the delivery of direct service coordination for persons with developmental disabilities Approximately 250 case managers at SDRC Serve San Diego and Imperial Counties with offices in San Marcos, National City, Santee, El Centro, and Kearny Mesa

4 Whos Eligible? Individuals with developmental disabilities living in San Diego and Imperial Counties Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Autism, and other conditions similar to intellectual disability Originating prior to 18 years of age and likely to continue indefinitely Constitutes a substantial disability in 3 or more areas: Communication, Learning, Self-Direction, Economic Self- Sufficiency, Self-Care, Mobility, Capacity for Independent Living *contact Regional Center Intake at

5 Services? Residential Services Supported and Independent Living Services Respite Services Adult Day Programs Behavioral Training Supported Employment Transportation

6 SDRC Role in the Transition Process As early as age 14: Service Coordinator/Case Manager can begin transition planning with the student, parents, teacher, and the entire support team. The earlier the better to create a seamless transition. Attend IEP meetings and discuss the possibilities of work and job skills training while in school. Parallels the school district 16-21: Service Coordinator continues to participate in the program planning (i.e., attend IEP, IEP goals to coincide with IPP outcomes). Common questions we should be discussing during transition period: 1) Services and supports? 2) Making friends? 3) Finding a job? 4) Other activities to do during the day? 5) Living? 6) Legal/Benefits issues to discuss

7 SDRC Role in the Process (continued) Age 21: Service Coordinators to discuss available adult programs and employment supports with the team. This is good to start at minimum 9 months before exit date. Discuss different program options and appropriate matches for students a. Regional Center Funded Day Programs that focus on community integration, vocational skills development, self-care skills, etc. b. Supported Employment - Habilitation Funding and partnership with DOR *Service Coordinator to encourage student, parent, teacher to tour agencies, meet providers, to ensure the best match

8 SDRC Role in the Process (continued) Age 22: 1) Confirm scheduled start date for Day Program or Supported Employment Program 2) Play an active role in the ISP/IHSP process. Continuous assessment of the appropriateness of the program. Encourage movement as a person becomes more independent and needs less support.

9 SDRC Resources Consumer Guide to Adult Day Program Options Consumer and Family Guide for Transition Age Youth Guide to Eligibility SDRC website (www.sdrc.org)www.sdrc.org Contact: Stormy C. Miller Adult Day Program/Habilitation Coordinator San Diego Regional Center


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