Roadmaps

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

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At Age 16

  • Read our article on Transition.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Visit the Iowa Department of Education website. Find out what the requirements for graduation with a regular diploma are. There are no exit exams required for graduation in Iowa.
  • Meet with your child’s IEP team to discuss the Transition Plan. Visit the Wrightslaw website to get a better understanding of your child’s rights at Transition.
  • Ask the school’s Transition Services Coordinator or your chlid’s IEP team leader to contact the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and request that a Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services representative attend the next IEP meeting. Alternatively, contact them yourself to make the request.
  • Contact the Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services to find out what supports may be available for your child, at what age your child may apply for services, and how long the waiting list is for those services.
  • Visit the website of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) if you wish to hire someone to help you advocate with your school system.

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

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At Age 17

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At Age 21

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At Age 21

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At Age 21

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At Age 21

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At Age 21

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At Age 17

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At Age 21

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At Age 17

  • Read our article on Guardianship.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Even if your child receives SSI now, he will have to re-apply at age 18.
  • Contact the Washington Medicaid program run by DSHS to find out if your child will qualify for Medicaid upon turning 18 and if so, begin application process.

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 16

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

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At Age 16

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 16

  • Read our article on Transition.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Visit the West Virginia Department of Education website. Find out what the requirements for graduation with a regular diploma are, which may vary somewhat by county. In West Virginia, students are not required to take an exit exam.
  • Meet with your child’s IEP team to discuss the Transition Plan. Visit the Wrightslaw website to get a better understanding of your child’s rights at Transition.
  • Ask the school’s Transition Services Coordinator or your chlid’s IEP team leader to contact the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services and request that a representative attend the next IEP meeting. Alternatively, contact them yourself to make the request. Contact the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council to find out what supports may be available for your child, at what age your child may apply for services, and how long the waiting list is for those services.
  • Visit the website of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) if you wish to hire someone to help you advocate with your school system.

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 16

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 16

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 16

  • Read our article on Transition.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Visit the California Department of Education website. Find out what the requirements for graduation with a regular diploma are. To graduate with a regular diploma in California, students must pass exit exams.
  • Meet with your child’s IEP team to discuss the Transition Plan. Visit the Wrightslaw website to get a better understanding of your child’s rights at Transition.
  • Ask the school’s Transition Services Coordinator or your chlid’s IEP team leader to contact the California Department of Rehabilitation and request that a representative attend the next IEP meeting. Alternatively, contact them yourself to make the request. 
  • Contact the California Department of Developmental Services to find out what supports may be available for your child, at what age your child may apply for services, and how long the waiting list is for those services.
  • Visit the website of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) if you wish to hire someone to help you advocate with your school system.

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At Age 17

  • Read our article on Guardianship.
  • Read our articles on Finances, Public and Private.
  • Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Even if your child receives SSI now, he will have to re-apply at age 18.
  • Contact Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid system) to find out if your child will qualify for Medicaid upon turning 18 and if so, begin application process.

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way

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At Age 17

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At Age 21

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At Age 17

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One Year Before High School Graduation

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At Age 21

All Along the Way