Members of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) have produced this paper because they want to help people to work together to support the self-determined transition of youth to adulthood and community life. Self-determination means that people have a say in the important decisions of their own lives. Transition means moving from one place or stage of life to another. For youth, this includes:
Youth should be able to expect the support they need from family, community, professionals, and agencies to direct their own transitions. There are four important ideas to think about:
Read the paper here: http://www.aucd.org/docs/publications/transition2_web.pdf
SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information & Resources
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