Arc of Prince Georges County - Maryland
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Transitioning Youth

What is Transition?
Transition is the period of time when a student prepares to move from life as a student to life in the adult world. For students with developmental disabilities this means planning not only training and careers, but also identifying adult service providers. Maryland students are entitled to a free, appropriate and public education. Students with disabilities receive this entitlement until they complete the school year in which they turn 21; after this—eligibility and availability of funds determine services. Finding adult service providers is the responsibility of the student and the student's family.

What Services does The Arc provide?
The Arc wants to make sure that the transition from childhood to adulthood is smooth. Here are a few of the services we offer:

  • Transitioning Youth Workshop series: This series walks families and youth through the transition process. Workshops include introductions to the Developmental Disabilities Administration, Social Security Benefits, Housing, Employment Opportunities, Futures Planning, and more.
  • Ready At 21: Through the generosity of grants from The Walmart Foundation and The HSC Foundation, Ready At 21 is an 18-part series run in collaboration with Prince George's County Public Schools and Prince George's Community College. Ready at 21 prepares high school juniors and seniors to lead service provider interviews, IEP and IP meetings. Students learn the principles of Self-Determination, Community Living, and Employment/Career Awareness.
  • Networking Opportunities for youth and families
  • Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP): The LEAP grant, sponsored by the HSC Foundation, provides goods and services that are usually not available from public service and government agencies, and are directly linked to transition planning and implementation. Funds may be used for a variety of purposes including: Career Related Courses, Equipment, Business Attire, Job Exploration. Eligible applicants with a disability must be between the ages of 14-26 and may NOT have received a LEAP Grant within the last 3 years. For more information please contact Deborah Goins at dgoins@thearcofpgc.org or 240-532-6001. Download an application



Who do I contact?
If you have questions about the Transitioning Youth Process, contact Melonee Clark at 240-532-7066.
For more information about Transition, click here and download a copy of the Transition Planning Guide. Click here to download an informative booklet entitled After the School Bus Stops Coming...

What is the next step in services?
The Arc would love to meet you and discuss our different programs for adults. The Arc offers four Adult Day Programs and an Employment Services Program.

What are some areas of transition that I need to consider?
Applying for Metro Access, getting a Non-Driver's Maryland Identification Card, applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), applying for Medicaid, and attending the College for Living at PGCC.

Click here to visit the Maryland Transitioning Youth website.

Click here to view additional resources.


Click The Following Links to Read About Child Programs That The Arc Offer:

 

 

 

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