Contact me so we can go over this information together to decide which information best suits your son or daughter:
~If your son/daughter is OPWDD eligible have we talked about the Employment Training Program for their last year of school? They can get paid while working with a job coach and continue one year after graduation. This opens up job opportunities for the future.
~Do you have a Care Manager?
~Are sheltered workshops a suitable option?
~Is a day habilitation appropriate?
~Are there social programs available?
~Is guardianship a possibility for the future?
~Have you looked into SSI?
~Go to the BOCES website for career training. They have some special education programs. (www.dcboces.org/cti)
~In the last year of high school we can submit a ACCES-VR application. This provides supported employment opportunities that include transportation. (www.acces.nysed.gov/vr)
~Do you have the Transitioning Workshop schedule for this year? They are held at Dutchess BOCES. I will always forward any information I receive regarding these workshops.
After we have discussed all of this final plans will be made at the Annual Review.