Kennedy Krieger offers transition consultation services to increase individuals, families, and professionals’ knowledge and understanding of service delivery, funding systems, eligibility, application process and navigate the transition from school to adult services. 

Here at Neurodiversity and Community Workforce Development, we bring together the expertise of service deliver model best practices, resources and person centered plan practices to support the transition to adult services. Our process supports an individual to make informed decisions about their future and a service they can choose to access. 

Who is this for?

  • Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities exiting high school  
  • Families with young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (Age group: 14-21)  
  • Transition Coordinators  
  • Kennedy Krieger clinical and school staff  
  • Kennedy Krieger medical staff 
  • DDA / DORS services providers  
  • Support Brokers  

 How does it work?

  • Better understand the steps and processes to obtain state funded services for during and post- school transition,  
  • Navigate the application process,  
  • Educate on service definitions and practices of service delivery,   
  • Provide education and training on waivers, state funded service options, eligibility versus entitlement, and;  
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop best practices to improve transition process and practices.    

 Consultation sessions are designed to support informed choice: 

  • Education on available state funded services  
  • Support a person-centered plan approach 
  • Support the transition from school system supports to meaningful adult supports and services  
  • Difference between eligibility and entitlement 
  • Understanding the application and admission process  

If you would like to learn more about this program, please complete our Transition Consultation Inquiry questionnaire and a team member from the transition consultation team will be in contact.