Transitioning to Adulthood

/Transitioning to Adulthood
Transitioning to Adulthood2018-10-29T14:29:51+00:00

Transitioning to Adulthood is a series of booklets prepared by Renee Beauregard of the XXYY Project. This is an excellent summary of steps that parents/guardians of young adults with developmental disabilities must consider in preparing for their entry into the adult world of employment and independent living.

The recommendations are focused on young men with 48 chromosomes, rather than the 47 that describe the trisomy X/Y variations (Klinefelter syndrome, Trisomy X and 47,XYY.) For this reason, not all of the assumptions regarding functioning level will apply to all young people with X and Y chromosome variations. Take this into consideration when reading through the sections.

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 1: Laying the Groundwork

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 2: Teens and Young Adults

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 3: Protecting Your Son from Trouble: Victimization, Fraud, and Himself

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 4: First, He Needs an Income

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 5: Addressing His Medical Needs

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 6: Continuing Education Options

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 7: Where Will He Live?

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 8: Disability Services

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 9: Long-term Planning

Transitioning to Adulthood – Part 10: Older Adults: Now What Do We Do?