Which Way Do We Go? Transitioning from High School to Employment

When trying to determine the best path for your son or daughter to take on their road to independence, the attainment of a college degree, in and of itself, should not be the ultimate goal. Rather, the ultimate goal should be employment and independent living.

BY Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W. | October 2018 | Category: Employment & Transition

Which Way Do We Go? Transitioning from High School to Employment

One of the most daunting decisions faced by parents with a child who has a disability, is what to do next when their son or daughter reaches the age of 18. Parents of non-disabled youth are in a different position. Often, they take their direction from their daughters and sons who decide either to follow a trade, or continue his or her education at a community college or a four-year institution of higher education. Depending upon the nature of the disability, parents of disabled youth may need to take the lead in the decision-making process.

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