Interactive Roles and Time Lines in Transition
Transitioning Students with Exceptional Needs from School to Community
SERVICES FOR ADULTS
 | Employment and Income Assistance | Supported Living Program | Vocational Rehabilitation Services | Mental Health Services and Supports | Home Care Program | 
INITIATING THE PROCESS
High School Entry –
(Age 14 to 16)
years where overlap may occur
Age 16 to 17
Age 17 to 18
One year Before Graduation
Graduation Year
  • provide transition team with general information re referral process, eligibility criteria, & adult service options

Home Care Program

  • receive referral and conduct assessment to determine eligibility
  • provide information on adult resources
  • case co-ordinator collaborates in developing care plan
  • case co-ordinator arranges services specified in care plan
  • participate in the facilitation of alternate residential placement in community
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Supported Living Program

  • acknowledge receipt of referral, check eligibility & assign community worker
  • community worker participates in planning meetings with transition team (at least one before assuming case responsibility)
  • provide information on adult supports/service providers
  • request for funding for residential/support services if required at age 18
  • complete referrals to residential service provider of choice as required
  • provide information for establishment of community supports for adult life, where none currently exist

Supported Living Program - Day Services

  • check eligibility & assign community worker
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Mental Health and Spiritual Health Care

  • check eligibility and assign community worker
  • assigned worker participates in planning meetings (at least one before assuming case responsibility)
  • provide information on adult resources
  • complete referrals to adult resources
  • request for funding for residential and/or support services if required at age 18

Home Care Program

  • assess and facilitate request for funding
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Employment and Income Assistance

  • apply in person at age 18 and beyond

Vocational Rehabilitation Program -  Family Services and Consumer Affairs, Regional Health Authority, or designated agency ( Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, CNIB , Canadian Paraplegic Association )

  • acknowledge receipt of referral, check eligibility & assign community worker
  • community worker participates in meetings with transition team
  • provide information on adult supports/ service providers
  • develop individual vocational plan
  • identify and initiate referral to service provider of choice and request funding for services, including technical assessments, upon student leaving school

Supported Living Program - Day Services

  • ensure completion of previous steps in the referral process
  • community worker participates in meetings
  • request funding for day service resources two years before graduation date
  • referrals to day service resources and adult clinical services
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