Transition is all about change, and leaving high school is one of those big life transitions. If you’re living with a mobility disability, moving on to other education, training, or employment can come with its own challenges. But don’t worry. We’re here to make sure your transition is as smooth as possible.
Review accessibility requirements for university, college, other training, and employment, and complete accessibility reviews to find solutions with these organizations that work.
Coordinate tours of training, post-secondary, and education facilities to get insight into services, facilities, and accessibility.
Connect to student accessibility and accommodation centres and services.
Connect with Occupational Therapists, augmentative communications specialists, assistive technology specialists and accessibility/accommodation centres to determine equipment, technology, assistive devices, educational assistants, tutors and/or note takers that may be helpful for your studies.
Connect with peer mentors.
Complete student loan, Canada Student Grant, Training & Employment Support Services (TESS), scholarship and bursary applications.
Develop money and budget skills.
Complete applications for the Disability Support Program (DSP). The DSP plan may request services needed outside of school hours for help with personal activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, ventilator care, help with housework).
Find accessible and affordable housing and transportation. This may include help with applications for housing and housing modifications, and getting drives for school, jobs, and social events.
Get involved and have fun! Discover social, cultural, sports, groups, associations, societies, and other events and activities in the community.
This Transition Guide will help you and your support team design a plan to get you ready for what comes after high school. With a plan in place, your transition will be less intimidating and less stressful, so you can look ahead to what’s next with a real feeling of excitement and confidence.
The guide includes information on transition planning, contains a checklist of recommended tasks you should complete during the transition process, and offers resources that may be helpful to you.