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YOUTH TRANSITION | WHAT'S NEXT?

Completing high school is a very important time for all students. This is especially true for students with disabilities as they transition into adult life. What options and supports are available after high school? How do students plan for employment, independent living, and postsecondary education? These important questions are part of the transition planning process.

Transition is a time when high school ends and adult life begins. If you already have an idea of what you would like to do, great! Now is your time to explore those ideas and learn how to accomplish your goals. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, transition planning may help you with the decision-making process. Beginning to plan early may be helpful and make the process go more smoothly.

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) offers a single entry point for information and assistance for young adults with disabilities regardless of income. As early as a student turns 17.5 years old, families can contact the ADRC to request an options counseling meeting. Topics that may be discussed include:

  • Transition process from Children to Adult Services

  • Disability benefits such as SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Medicaid

  • Employment options

  • Post-secondary education options

  • Advanced decision making options (Supported Decision-Making, Powers of Attorney, Guardianship)

  • Eligibility determination for publicly funded long term care programs (Family Care, Family Care Partnership, IRIS)






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ADRC Mission Statement
To support seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers by providing useful information, assistance and education on community services and long-term care options and by serving as the single entry point for publicly funded long-term care services while at all times respecting the rights, dignity and preference of the individual.
 
ADRC Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
7:45 am – 4:30 pm
*After-hours appointments are available upon request
 
ADRC Contact information
Toll-Free: 855-417-6892
Phone: 608-240-7400
Fax: 608-240-7401
 
Email
ADRC@countyofdane.com
 
Address
2865 N. Sherman Avenue
Northside Town Center
Madison, WI 53704

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A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. It creates a baseline of where a person is at so future changes can be monitored. Memory Screening can be conducted at the ADRC, or we can visit your home.
Call (608) 240-7400 to schedule a memory screen.