Transition to Adulthood: Planning and Resources
Below are a series of links which will help families with the Transition Planning process.
Prior to age 18, Contact Hamilton can help with the transition to adult services (provided through DSO Developmental Services Ontario). This is a link to their Transitions page.
Developmental Services Ontario (and Passport Funding) When you turn 18, your children’s developmental services such as Special Services at Home, Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities, and services through the Ontario Autism Program end. This means that you must apply through DSO to see if you are eligible to receive adult MCCSS funded supports available in your community. When you connect with your area DSO they will help you: understand and complete the application process; determine the kind of services and supports you need; get access to MCCSS (Ministry of Children Community and Social Services) funded services and supports that you need when a spot is available; and find information in your community.
This Quick Reference Guide to post-secondary life provides a list of services available to you and your child, as they approach, enter, and reside in post-secondary life. The Guide offers an overview and contacts for: Community Services; Continuing Education Opportunities; Employment Services; Recreation and Leisure Organizations; and Transportation Services.
AIM- Adults In Motion Hamilton. “Our Mission is to build a strong safe and supportive community for people with disabilities and their families, while meeting needs, creating opportunities and inspiring inclusion.”
Mohawk College Career Pathways Information Session
On Wednesday May 25 and Tuesday June 14th, Mohawk College will be hosting a Career Pathways Information Session. Career Pathways is a one-year program that provides a supportive and empowering postsecondary pathway. Designed specifcally for students with a learning disability, autism, mental health challenges, or who have faced challenges with a traditional learning environment, who wish to develop academic and career-ready skills for further post-secondary studies and employment.
Please use the link below to learn more about the Career Pathway Information Sessions: