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“The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook”- Charting your child’s courses to adulthood
By: Jo Ann Simons, M.S.W.

The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook helps parents with the enormous and often overwhelming task of preparing a child with Down syndrome or other intellectual disability for adulthood. It is full of practical tips and step-by-step instructions for envisioning their child’s future, developing a transition plan, and seeing it through. This invaluable guide covers everything families need to know and do, including:

o Overview of the transition process
o Postsecondary options
o Residential options
o Financial issues
o Legal issues & guardianship
o High School, IEPs, & transition goals
o Training & Employment
o Transportation
o Health care
o Family & Community

“In a easy style born of practical experience, Jo Ann Simons helps parents of children with Down syndrome manage all the ups and downs of becoming a parent of an adult. you will laugh, you will cry, and you will keep this book on your bedside table to comfort and guide you through all the changes you love and dread—at the same time!” –timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Special Olympics

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