Deciding what to do after high school can be confusing, but What’s Next? makes it easier for students with developmental disabilities to choose their next step. What’s Next? shows the different options available once you transition into adult services, and will teach you how to advocate or ask for the option you pick. This program is for students in Butte, Shasta and Tehama counties that are transitioning into adult services from Far Northern Regional Center. Presentations can be given in classrooms and at special events, as well as to parent and teacher groups.
What’s Next? uses peer-to-peer training in our presentations. The Presenter has personal experience making the transition from school to adult services, and understands what it takes to be a successful advocate.
What’s Next? is available to high school students with developmental disabilities. The program helps you learn about the adult services from the regional center that are available to you now. We will talk about each of the different options so that you can make an educated decision. These 2 free presentations are each about 1 hour long.
Part 1 shows the group choices on what to do after high school. The Presenter will talk to you about options such as working and going to college and volunteering. The group will also learn what it means to advocate or stand up for your choices.
Part 2 shows the group choices on where to live after high school. The Presenter will talk to you about options such as supported living and group homes and living independently.
Planning what to do once you’re an adult can be difficult. The information you might need to make a decision can be hard to find, or the information you have might be too confusing. The What’s Next? program can make these decisions a lot easier for you. Let us explain what is available through the regional center so you can make a decision that is best for you.
- The majority of teens with developmental disabilities do not know there are choices available to them from the regional center.
- Those that do know there are choices may still not know how to get these services.
- Far Northern Regional Center has a variety of services and supports available to adults with developmental disabilities.
Click here to ask for more information or call Bryan at (530) 893-8003.