Transition Tool Kit

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit will help guide you on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out to find your child's own unique path to adulthood.

Topics covered include self-advocacy skills, legal issues, housing and employment options.

The kit is broken into the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Developing Independent Living Skills
  • Planning for Transition
  • Legal Matters to Consider
  • Community Living
  • Employment and Other Options
  • Postsecondary Educational Opportunities
  • Housing and Residential Supports
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Conclusion
  • Resources

Order the Transition Tool Kit

Due to the impact of COVID-19, we are currently unable to fulfill orders for printed copies of the Transition Tool Kit. In the meantime, we encourage you to download the Autism Speaks Transition Tool 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:

Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado 
Connecticut - DC - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Hawaii 
Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana 
Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota 
Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire
New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina 
North DakotaOhio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming

Autism Speaks thanks the following supporters whose generous contributions have helped to fund the Transition Tool Kit.

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