HOW TO SUPPORT TRANSITION AGE YOUTH
- Help your child to improve self-confidence by encouraging them to be independent and participate in making choices for themselves
- Discuss interests and skills, as they relate to potential jobs with your child
- Practice professional skills (shaking hands, making eye contact, positive attitude, dressing nicely, etc)
- Share your personal work experiences (both positive and negative) with your child
- Encourage life skills that will be important to employers (timeliness, following directions, attendance, self-care, etc)
- Talk with your child about their employment goals and encourage them to research jobs they may be interested in doing
- Don’t wait until your child in 18 years old to have a plan. Your child should be working on transition goals by 14 years of age
Assistive Technology Resources
AZTap (Arizona Technology Access Program) – Connecting people with disabilities with the assistive technology they need to participate as fully as possible in activities that matter to them.
SALT (The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques Center) – Comprehensive academic support program for U of A students who learn differently.
Arizona Department of Education – Serving Arizona’s education community, ensuring every child has access to an excellent education.
Sun Van – Available to individuals with disabilities with a current ADA Eligibility Card issued by the City of Tucson.
Sun Tran – People can set up their travel needs by using Sun Tran, Sun Shuttle, and the new Sun Link streetcar.
Discount Cab – certifies drivers to provide mobility/wheelchair-accommodating transportation for those with disabilities.