Through community programs, state and federal aid, and financial assistance DCFS works to connect youth transitioning out of care with resources to help them reach their educational goals. Olene S. Walker Transition to Adult Living TAL Scholarship is designed to assist qualified youths who are transitioning out of Utah state foster care or the unaccompanied refugee minor program to complete a post-secondary education program degree or certificate at a Utah System of Higher Education institution. Apply here -OR- Reapply here.
Transition to Adult Life/Adult Services
Independent Living Skills For Young Adults: A Checklist Of Basic Skills
As youth get older they must prepare for the transition to adult life. As youth approach adulthood the transition planning process should provide them with tools and resources to increase their ability to lead productive adult lives. Health Care planning should also include learning independent health care skills, finding adult health care providers, and getting proper health care coverage. This guidebook is a great tool to begin planning for the transition to adulthood. The guidebook will help introduce you to transition planning concepts and help you stay organized. This tool helps you assess and plan for building fundamental health management skills.
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Because differences are our greatest strength. For teens with learning and thinking differences, thinking about life after high school can be daunting. If your child has an Individualized Education Program IEP , however, the school is required to help her plan for the future. Read about IEP transition planning and how it can help prepare your child for young adulthood.
The PYLN is a team of youth leaders with disabilities from across Pennsylvania with a purpose to develop the self-determination, empowerment, and leadership of youth that promotes successful post school outcomes in the areas of education, employment, independent living, and health and wellness among youth and young adults throughout Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide. A website designed to be a central information hub for youth and families navigating the transition from secondary education to adult life. The website is organized by secondary transition topics that cover key areas, including post-secondary education and training, employment and community living.