School to Community-Based Transition Services

Children and young adults who experience a developmental disability may be eligible for services through Lakes Region Community Services. Those found eligible (in accordance with He-M 503) are assigned a Resource Coordinator. For those in transition age, your Resource Coordinator can  help guide and prepare you and your family through the process of transitioning from school to community-based services.

What is Transition Planning and why do I need it?

  • Transition Planning begins with thinking about your future. What are your hopes, dreams and fears about life after school?
  • What kind of job do you want?
  • Are you interested in learning to drive?
  • Do you want to explore post-secondary education?
  • How will you achieve your goals?
  • What resources are available to you?
  • What concerns do you and your family have about your transition and how does this factor into your planning and decisions?

Transition Services include:

Person Centered Planning:  We assist you and your family in outlining a plan for the future.

Benefits Information:  Your Resource Coordinator and others at LRCS are knowledgeable about benefits and can help you understand work incentives that make being employed a good option for individuals receiving benefits.

Planning Projected Service Needs:  Putting in place the community-based services you will need after leaving school requires extensive planning long before you enter adult services.

Transition Resources:

Granite State Independent Living

WIRC (Work Incentives Resource Center)

Next Steps New Hampshire