The Journey to Adulthood Transition Travel Guide uses a road trip theme.
How about some traveling music? Here’s a 70′s coming-of age classic set to video that evokes a spirit of freedom and adventure.
Take a moment to enjoy it, won’t you? (I’ll wait.)
Helps us remember whose life we’re talking about, right? Our teen’s self determination should drive transition planning. Our child’s unique goals and preferences should steer the course.
But we need to understand the lay of the land. The Journey to Adulthood Transition Travel Guide can help.
The tool was developed by Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, in Collaboration with the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs and the University of Kentucky. It uses plain language and a user-friendly format to help you and your teen consider options related to:
- Career planning
- Postsecondary education and training
- Wellness and health care transition
- Legal rights and responsibilities
- Friends and fun
It’s 100 pages. Too much to take in all at once, that’s for sure. But it is a friendly document. You and your teen can travel with it throughout the teen years. It will help you both see the big picture, as your child journeys on toward adulthood.
You can download a pdf copy of the Journey to Adulthood Transition Travel Guide here.
Photo Credit – “Velocity” by Robert S. Donovan at Flickr