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A transition expert sits in on the IEPC meetings during the last few years of high school. Transition planning is very practical in terms of post K-12 planning. Will you get a job and/or a college education. Here are the resources to do that. College has learning centers for students with disabilities. Professors are required to accommodate their needs, if the situation is addressed up front.

Michigan Rehab Services, Goodwill, and Hope Network are available to assist in job placement, interview practice, resume writing. Although they don’t go with them to the interview, individuals have plenty of practice.

Our kids have learned to access these services on their own. Their dad and I do not sit in on the meetings anymore. It is their responsibility and opportunity.

What are resources for adults with High Functioning Autism/ Asperger’s for recreation opportunities? How can they be independent in this area? There are many, many resources for families and children. How do they move into adulthood with recreational activities and social opportunities? In the transition phase of autism education, a few questions are asked regarding recreation, hobbies, and fun.

Mainstreaming sounds good in an educational setting.The classes are already organized. There is a group that the student can be mainstreamed into.

However, it has proved much more difficult to transition to independent recreation and nonvocational activities, especially for my older daughter with more social impairment.

How do they do this independently?  My daughter and my son do not want to interact only with other adults with autism. They want to interact with people their own age, not on the necessarily on the autistic spectrum. But most of their peers are getting married and moving on to young married’s class at church, little league, kindergarten, school.They struggle with some of the same things as other single people.