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Launch into Life! Transition to Adulthood Workshop Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Coquitlam

Launch into Life! Transition to Adulthood Workshop Series

Hosted by: Autism Society of BC, Simon Fraser SCL, Sinneave Family Foundation, LAUNCH, and School District #43
Date: April 20th, 2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Winslow Centre, Gallery Room, 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam (Click for map)
Fees: $35 for members, $45 for non-members

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About the Workshop: Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with autism and families. Comprehensive transition planning can help manage the challenges during this time and maximize the protential for each person to live a full and meaningful life. The Launch Program was developed to help families prepare for and respond to key life transitions, and to guide the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

This workshop series helps families create an Individualized Transition Plan for their child and provides valuable information about the following topics:

  • Understanding and preparing for key transitions across the lifespan
  • Managing health and mental health issues
  • Navigating the change from pediatric to adult health and support care systems
  • Finding the right social and recreational programs in the community
  • Creating a shared vision for your child's future
  • Developing life and vocational skills
  • Exploring volunteer and work opportunities
  • Understanding housing and supportive programming options in adulthood
  • Legal and Financial issues including guardianship and program funding

For more information please contact the Autism Society of BC by calling 604-434-0880 or email events@autismbc.ca