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Transition Tool Kit

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.
Anyone can download the Transition Tool Kit for free! You can also view a PDF of each section by clicking on the links below. Click here to download the entire kit.

Transition Tool Kit Sections

Order the Transition Tool Kit

Family members of adolescents and young adults with autism between the ages of 14 and 22 may request a complimentary hard copy of the Transition Tool Kit by filling out the Transition Tool Kit order form. For professionals, service providers, and family members of individuals with autism outside the ages of 14 and 22, we encourage you to download the kit free of charge.
State Timelines
Since the transition process is different in each state, we have also developed timelines for each state, with additional information, as well as state agency information that may be helpful to you throughout this process.
Click your state below to view the Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit timeline specific to you and your family:

Online Appendix

Click here to visit the Transition Tool Kit Online Appendix page. This page contains many more resources and tools to help guide you and your young adult through the transition process. The Appendix is constantly being updated to keep checking back for new additions! We welcome your submissions to the Transition Tool Kit Online Appendix. Please e-mail us at

Purchase the Transition Tool Kit

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Transition Tool Kit, you can order it online at the Autism Speaks Store
Autism Speaks thanks the following supporters whose generous contributions have helped to fund the Transition Tool Kit.



Susan Logan Evensen and Peter Evensen

Jenny and Joe Zarrilli

Have questions? Email the Autism Response Team for information and resources in your local area.
We would love to hear from you! Please e-mail us with feedback and suggestions for improvement at