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 their teen years through age 21, your Resource Coordinator can  help guide and prepare you and your family through the process of planning what life will look like when school-based services end at age 21.

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 other LRCS staff are knowledgeable about benefits and can help you understand work incentives that make being employed a good option for individuals receiving benefits.

Planning Your Projected Service Needs:  Putting in place the community-based services you will need after leaving school requires extensive planning long before you turn 21. As the region’s designated Area Agency, LRCS can help you with planning and securing funding for adult community-based services. Your Resource Coordinator can help by being the liaison for your request for long-term support.

Transition Resources:

Granite State Independent Living

WIRC (Work Incentives Resource Center)

Next Steps New Hampshire