Figuring Out the Guidebooks: The value of real, individual transition goals in a Transition Service Plan

The key to reaching your goals is this: know what you want. The most important component of a transition plan is your ultimate vision for employment and independence. Transition goals reflect the big picture goals after a student finishes high school. These goals usually revolve around preparing for employment, training, developing life skills, and becoming…

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Guidebook: Setting Up the First Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Visit

Yesterday I called the Social Security office to set up our appointment to get evaluated for Supplemental Security Income, and we’ll be heading over to the office in two weeks. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can help people with disabilities over 18 by giving them cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and housing (and children with disabilities under…

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