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.