Whole Person

Free Transition Tools

Whole Person (Holistic) 

Many transition planning tools address just one area of a young person’s life. Education, for example. Or career planning, or health.

But planning for the future involves all aspects of our child’s life. That’s why it’s important to start with a ‘whole person’ approach to transition planning.

The tools in this section help kids consider what matters most to them in every area of their life. So they can set goals and make plans to build the future they desire.

The format of the tools vary. Some are more general than others. Check them out with your child. Sometimes it’s best to begin with a general tool, and then use a more detailed one. It’s up to you!

How this works

We’ll add tools regularly. Want to know about new additions? Sign up for our transition news and resources (see blue arrow upper right).

When you click on a link below, you’ll go to a post that will explain the tool. The post will include a free download link.

Surprising Way to Grow Skills & Enhance Quality of Life 

5 Ways to Move Beyond Overwhelm 

Assistive Technology Planning Resources 

Student Directed Transition Planning (SDTP)

Youth Transition Toolkit Website

Practical ways to empower kids in all areas of life 

Teaching kids to plan & take action toward their goals

Journey to Adulthood Transition Guide 

Personal Preference Profiles for Kids with Limited Communication 

Transition Portfolios

Toolkits by Youth for Youth (PYLN) 

Transition to Adulthood Toolkit (PA Dept. of Health)

Life Journey Through Autism Transition Guide (OAR)

Questions or suggestions?

Perhaps you’re wondering which tool to choose, or how to use a particular tool. Or maybe you’d like to suggest a tool for us to feature on the site.

You can email me by clicking on the white envelope in the “Let’s Connect” section of the sidebar. Or use the comment section below so we can all join the conversation. I look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy the journey with your child

This is an exciting time of life for your child. Sure there will be bumps along the way. But there’s much joy, too! As you listen to and learn from each other, your relationship with your child will grow in new ways. Enjoy the journey!

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